A driver who was involved in a 3 AM two-vehicle accident on I-75 near Delk Road in Marietta on Sunday was critically injured after he was struck by a vehicle. According to a report from Fox 5, the 29-year-old driver lost control of his 2010 Toyota Corolla and collided with a 2015 Toyota Highlander. Following the accident, the driver came to a stop in the middle of the interstate. Upon exiting his vehicle, he was struck by at least one car, and his car was struck by three other vehicles. The driver of the Corolla was transported to the hospital in critical condition, and the driver of one of the other vehicles that crashed into his car suffered minor injuries.
Pedestrian accidents on interstates are far less common than two-vehicle crashes, as pedestrians generally are not permitted to use interstate roadways. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that these accidents result in more than 800 fatalities each year. The most common cause of interstate pedestrian crashes is pedestrians attempting to cross the roadway, which accounts for around 42 percent of interstate pedestrian accident fatalities. The second-most-common cause of this type of fatal accident is related to pedestrians on the roadway after their vehicle has become disabled, accounting for 18 percent of pedestrian fatalities on interstates. The most common time of day for these accidents to occur is in the hours of darkness, particularly if there are poor lighting conditions on the stretch of roadway where the pedestrian is located.
If you were injured or lost a loved one due to an accident on I-75 or other busy roadways in the metro Atlanta region, an experienced personal injury lawyer from Cambre & Associates can help you understand the legal options that are available for you and determine if you are eligible to seek compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death claim. For a free case evaluation, contact us.