Being a pedestrian comes with considerable risks, especially when walking on busy roadways. There are many reasons individuals may find themselves in such situations, and experiencing car problems or having no other modes of transportation are just two potential factors that could affect some parties. Whatever the reasons, there are chances that these individuals could be struck by vehicles, and a pedestrian accident could cause deadly injuries.
A fatal incident was recently reported as having taken place in Georgia. Reports stated that a man was walking down Interstate 75 when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver apparently veered from the road and struck the pedestrian. There was no reported reason as to why the man was walking down I-75 or what may have caused the driver to leave the roadway.
The incident caused the pedestrian to suffer fatal injuries. It was not mentioned whether he was killed at the scene or taken to an area hospital. His age was also not disclosed in the report. It was noted, however, that the driver of the car is facing a charge of vehicular homicide. Authorities are likely continuing to investigate the fatal incident.
The family members of the man killed in this Georgia pedestrian accident are surely dismayed at the sudden death of their loved one. Such feelings are common and understandable in the aftermath of such an event, and they may be left to deal with considerable struggles as they grieve. If they wish to seek justice for their loss, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault in the terrible accident.
Source: newschannel9.com, “Man hit, killed while walking on I-75, charges pending against driver“, Oct. 29, 2016