Gwinnett Co., GA – (August 10, 2018) – Just after 4 p.m. on Friday, a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian took place on Hamilton Mill at Wallace Rd.
The names and condition of those involved have not been released to the public, but initial reports suggest the accident was not fatal. Paramedics and first responders were called to the scene to administer care to the pedestrian, and officers worked diligently to clear the scene. It’s not clear at this time if the pedestrian had the right of way or what caused the collision.
Pedestrian and Bicyclist Accidents in Georgia
Across the nation, thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists are killed each year by motor vehicles. Unfortunately, this amount equates to the loss of 15 pedestrians every day. Officials in Georgia work to increase education and enforcement in an effort to curb the number of pedestrians injured or killed by motor vehicles.
A 2015 report of pedestrian fatalities issued by the Governor’s office demonstrated that nearly 18.4% of vehicle-related fatalities involve pedestrians. Walking is a common method of transportation in Georgia, but it is one that makes individuals increasingly vulnerable to reckless and distracted drivers.
Bicyclists also make up a large percentage of non-vehicle occupant injuries and fatalities. In 2015, we saw a 21% increase in the number of victims compared to 2014. The majority of incidents occur before and after school, on the weekend, and in high-traffic areas.
If you are involved in a pedestrian-related car accident, it is important to contact a reputable law firm. At the Nye Law Group, we work to help pedestrians injured by vehicles to secure their legal rights. From dealing with insurance companies to collecting information and evidence, we work with you so you can focus on recovering.
Contact us today at (912) 200-5230 if you have been involved in a pedestrian-related car accident.
Note: A variety of outsides 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.