Decatur, GA (November 8, 2023) – A pedestrian lost his life as a result of an automobile accident that occurred on Monday evening in Decatur.
At around 7:15 p.m. on November 6, the Decatur Police Department and firefighters were called to the scene of an accident that was reported on East College Avenue.
Preliminary investigations show that a 16-year-old male was walking in the area of East College Avenue and Commerce Drive when they were struck by a vehicle. The teen suffered severe injuries due to the crash.
The Decatur Police Department, firefighters, and EMS responded to the scene to assist. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased from his injuries.
At this time, the Criminal Investigations Division with the Decatur Police Department is investigating.
Our condolences are with the family of the teen killed in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
The unexpected loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, hundreds of people lose their lives in fatal collisions across Georgia each year. In many cases, pedestrians are fatally injured as a result of these accidents.
The fact that pedestrians have no protection during accidents means that they are likely to suffer severe injuries. This is especially true in cases where drivers are speeding or operating large vehicles. Unfortunately, we see many victims lose their lives as a result of negligent drivers.
Many accidents take place as a result of drivers who are distracted by their phones, operating their vehicles at too high of speed, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Any type of negligent or reckless actions can place the lives of innocent people nearby at risk. Unfortunately, these preventable accidents are the leading factors in the majority of accidents across our state.
Fatal motor vehicle accidents that take the lives of innocent people can have far-reaching consequences. As you well know, losing a loved one in a fatal collision is an unimaginable tragedy, and it can leave families struggling both emotionally and financially. However, seeking legal counsel from a Decatur wrongful death lawyer can provide some comfort and relief during this difficult time. It is crucial that you seek legal guidance right away to provide yourself with the best chance of getting justice.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the pain and challenges that come with the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one and are dedicated to helping families seek justice and find closure. Our experienced attorneys will fight tirelessly on your behalf to hold those responsible accountable and secure maximum compensation for your losses. We strive to provide every client with professional and personalized service at every step of the process. If you have lost a loved one due to negligence, please contact our dedicated Georgia wrongful death lawyers for a free evaluation of your case at (800) 693-7833. Together, we can work towards achieving full, fair, and just compensation for you and your family during this difficult time.