Gainesville, GA – Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on I-985

June 10, 2024

Gainesville, GA (June 10, 2024) – One person was transported to a local hospital with injuries as a result of an automobile accident on Monday morning, June 10.

According to local news sources, an individual was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 985 near the Elachee Drive Bridge. The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was seriously injured. The victim was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for emergency care. The incident prompted the closure of the roadway for several hours. The Georgia State Patrol is currently investigating.

We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrian accidents in Georgia are the cause of thousands of injuries every year. There are many instances where people are hurt in these accidents due to reckless drivers. Some of the leading factors in pedestrian crashes include:

  • Failure of drivers to yield the right of way to pedestrians at intersections and crosswalks.
  • Distracted driving, such as texting or using a phone, leads to collisions with pedestrians.
  • Speeding vehicles and not being able to stop in time to avoid hitting pedestrians.
  • Drivers ignore traffic signals and signs, putting pedestrians at risk while crossing streets.

Unfortunately, pedestrians involved in accidents are more likely to suffer severe injuries due to being unprotected. When pedestrians are injured in accidents due to the negligence of drivers, they can pursue legal action. Filing a personal injury claim can help victims of pedestrian accidents recover compensation for some damages they face. Pedestrians can seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other costs and losses in the aftermath of their accidents.

Pedestrians injured in motor vehicle accidents must seek help from our Gainesville pedestrian accident lawyer right away. Working with our knowledgeable legal team can provide the best chance for victims seeking the maximum compensation possible for their legal claims.

Our Gainesville personal injury lawyers at Horst Shewmaker, LLC, are here to help you navigate through this challenging time. Our team understands the complex nature of pedestrian accident cases and is dedicated to fighting for your rights. Call us today at 404-400-1175 for a no-cost consultation to discuss your situation and explore your legal options. Let us help you with the support and guidance you need to seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Your voice matters, and we are here to advocate for you every step of the way.

Notes: Our team gathers information about accidents in Georgia from various external sources, including news reports, police reports, social media, and eyewitness accounts. The details of this specific incident have not been independently verified by our staff. If you find any inaccuracies in our post, please get in touch with Horst Shewmaker, LLC, and we will promptly correct or remove the content as needed.

Disclaimer: This post is not a business solicitation. It’s important to note that the information provided does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney-client relationship. Legal outcomes vary depending on specific circumstances. For personalized legal assistance, please contact Horst Shewmaker, LLC directly. The featured image in this post is not from the actual accident scene.