Atlanta, GA (November 7, 2018) – Police say that a man was struck on the side of I-285 in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta when he ran out of gas. Police say that he had gotten out of his vehicle on the shoulder of the highway just past Cascade Road.
Atlanta Police responded to the scene of the accident. The driver who struck the man stayed at the scene so that they could answer questions in their full cooperation with the police.
The victim of the accident, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to the Grady Memorial Hospital. He has been listed in critical but stable condition.
Traffic was tied up for several hours after the accident occurred. At this time, police are still investigating the circumstances of the accident.
At this time, we would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the party who has been injured in this serious accident. We understand just how difficult it can be to experience an accident at the hands of another party as a pedestrian, one of the most vulnerable parties on our roads.
Pedestrian Accident in Georgia
In 2016, pedestrian fatalities were on the rise, with 260 fatal accidents happening throughout the year. Pedestrians, unfortunately, tend to have few protections from harm on our roads and will likely experience more severe results from these accidents.
At the Nye Law Group, we have made it our personal responsibility to assist you and your family if you have been involved in a life-changing pedestrian accident at the hands of another driver. Drivers owe pedestrians the largest duty of care on our roads every year, as they are most vulnerable to the most serious accidents. If you have been injured in one of these accidents and you are concerned about the outcome of your case, you have options. Let us help you and give us a call today at 912-200-5230.
Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.