According to WXIA 11Alive News, a woman was killed in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon after she was struck by a work truck while crossing the street in a wheelchair. Authorities responded to the report of a pedestrian crash on Joseph E. Lowery Blvd at around 4 pm. Upon arrival, they found the woman unconscious and not breathing in the roadway. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
The driver of the work truck reportedly remained on the scene and was cooperating with investigators, who are still trying to determine who had the right-of-way and whether the woman was in the crosswalk when the accident occurred. It was uncertain at the time the report was published if any charges would be filed in the accident.
Pedestrian accidents result in the deaths of around 6,000 people each year in the U.S., and leave 137,000 more seeking treatment in emergency departments for non-fatal injuries. Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle crash than the occupants of motor vehicles, largely due to the size discrepancy between a motor vehicle and a human body.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to an Atlanta-area pedestrian accident, let an experienced injury attorney from Cambre & Associates help you understand how to obtain compensation for the financial and quality-of-life impacts you have experienced due to your injury. We provide two special services to ensure that anyone who needs the assistance of a personal injury attorney can afford one. Those services include a free case review, which is time for you to learn more about the process of obtaining compensation and explore your legal options; as well as a contingent-fee payment scheme that allows you to wait to pay for your attorney’s services until there is a successful outcome in your case. Contact us to start working on your case today.