GA Police Crack Down on Pedestrian Accidents After Car Strikes Student

Posted on Jan 09, 2015

Dunwoody police are cracking down on crosswalk pedestrian accidents in Georgia, after a Georgia Perimeter College student was struck by a car while crossing Tilly Milly Road at Womack Road earlier this week. The incident took place on the morning of January 6, and resulted in serious injuries for the student struck by the vehicle. If you have been injured in a Georgia pedestrian accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal crosswalk accident with an allegedly negligent driver, consult our reputable personal injury attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak to discuss your legal options. With our experienced lawyers on your side, you can pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your accident-related injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

GA Drivers Failing to Yield to Pedestrians at Crosswalks

The college student involved in the GA pedestrian accident suffered a broken leg and head injury, and police said at the scene that she was awake, but was unable to answer questions by EMS personnel. The incident prompted officers with the Dunwoody Police Department to post up at several crosswalks, including the site of the accident, and others where residents of the area have complained about drivers failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. According to the police department’s Facebook page, at each problem crosswalk, a plain-clothes officer wearing a safety vest used the crosswalk 70 times, and issued citations to drivers who failed to yield at the crosswalk. Officers issued a total of 23 violations to drivers who failed to yield the right of way to pedestrians, and made one arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers for Help

Pedestrian accidents are a major problem in Georgia, and statistics show that a total of 182 pedestrians were killed on Georgia roads in 2014 alone. According to Georgia Health News, close to half of those pedestrian fatalities occurred in the metro Atlanta area, where a higher-than-average number of pedestrians use the roadways for walking, running and jogging. This latest Georgia pedestrian accident sheds light on the importance of keeping an eye out for pedestrians on Georgia roadways, particularly in crosswalks, where drivers are expected to yield to pedestrians’ right of way. If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in GA, contact our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak today for legal help.

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