Jefferson, GA (December 14, 2018) – This morning around 6:40 a.m., a Jefferson man lost his life in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place on SR-11 near the area of Otis Gooch Road.
At the time, 55-year-old Richard Earl Lee was driving south on SR-11 in his GMC Yukon. As he came upon 38-year-old Thomas Womack, who was in the roadway, and struck him. He was not able to stop the vehicle in time.
Police are not sure why Womack was perpendicular in the southbound lane of travel at the time of the accident. Womack tragically died at the scene of the accident.
Lee did not suffer injures due to the crash. At this time, he is not expected to be charged.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Thomas Womack, as we understand how difficult it can be to face the reality of a pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian Accident in Georgia
Though Georgia is not at the very top of the list, they do rank 16th highest in the list of states with the most pedestrian fatalities. Pedestrians are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on our roadways. This means that, in the event of a serious accident, it is not unheard of for a victim to receive catastrophic injuries or even lose their life. We understand that you and your family are going through a difficult time after losing a loved one, which is why you need an accident attorney with year of experience in a wide variety of personal injury cases to stand by your side.
It is important to know that you have many rights if a loved one has fallen victim due to the neglect of another party. At the Nye Law Group, we want to put our Georgia wrongful death attorneys to work for your family as you go through one of the most devastating times in your life. Our attorneys are devoted to helping those who are affected by the inattention of other drivers. In the past, we have received many beneficial case results to those in need and we would like to speak with you about your case. Contact us today at 912-200-5230 for more information.
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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.