Atlanta, Georgia (January 5, 2023) - A car struck and killed a 9-year-old boy outside an Atlanta recreation center on Tuesday, Jan. 3, according to Georgia authorities. The driver is now being sought by the police.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, officers responded around 6:40 p.m. to the Rosel Fann Rec Center on Cleveland Avenue after receiving a report of a pedestrian being hit by a car. They arrived to find a boy who had been severely injured in the road.
According to police, the child was taken to a hospital, where he passed away. Authorities have not yet t released his name.
Police reported that the driver fled after the crash and was gone before any officers could arrive on the scene.
Additional information was not immediately available, and authorities did not release a description of the vehicle.
The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
Anyone traveling along a sidewalk or roadway without a vehicle is considered a pedestrian. This usually refers to people on foot, such as a jogger, a student walking to school, or anyone out for a walk. People in wheelchairs and small children riding tricycles or scooters are also included. A pedestrian is anyone on the road who is not driving a motorized vehicle.
Pedestrian accidents are extremely dangerous. They are more serious than other types of accidents because a car, even when moving slowly, can cause significant damage to an unprotected person. Almost all pedestrian accidents cause injuries, and many even lead to death.
The law treats pedestrian accidents similarly to motor vehicle accidents. Victims have the right to recover the full cost of their medical bills as well as any other damages incurred as a result of the accident.
The specifics of who is at fault in a car accident will depend on what happened, and each case will be different.
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident and believe it was caused by the negligence of another person, you should seek legal counsel from an experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer.
If you were hit as a pedestrian by a driver, The Mabra Law Firm can assist you with your accident claim and financial recovery. When you hire an attorney to represent you in your case, they will ensure that you receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.
Our firm has an experienced team of Personal Injury Lawyers who will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
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Note: This post was created with the help of outside sources, such as news articles and first-hand accounts. Because the details of this accident have not been independently verified, please notify us immediately if you discover any false information. We will update the post to reflect the correct information.
Disclaimer: At The Mabra Law Firm, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality and safety of our state, and we have been saddened by the outcomes of numerous accidents. We hope that by informing those in our community about these accidents, they will work to prevent other serious accidents in the future. These posts are not intended to be solicitations for business. The information contained within should never be interpreted as medical or legal advice. We wish everyone involved in these accidents a fast recovery.