Dekalb County, Georgia (February 15, 2023) - A pedestrian was killed in a semi-truck crash on a DeKalb County road Wednesday morning.
The fatal crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on the I-85 northbound access road just past Pleasantdale Road, according to DeKalb County police.
Police officers were seen on the scene blocking multiple lanes as they investigated the crash, according to SKYFOX 5. The semi-truck was still at the scene.
The police have not yet released any information about the fatal collision.
Anyone who is not driving a motorized vehicle on the road is considered a pedestrian. Pedestrian accidents are extremely dangerous. They are more serious than other types of accidents because even when moving slowly, a car can cause significant damage to an unprotected person. Almost all pedestrian accidents cause injuries, and many end in death.
The law treats pedestrian accidents similarly to motor vehicle accidents. Victims have the right to seek compensation for any damages that occurred as a result of the accident.
The specifics of who was at fault in the accident will differ depending on what happened, and each case will be different.
If you or someone you care about is involved in a pedestrian accident and believes it was caused by another person's negligence, you should seek the advice of an experienced Dekalb County Personal Injury Lawyer to assist you with your claim.
If you were a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle or if a family member was struck by a vehicle and died, The Mabra Law Firm can help you file a claim for compensation.
When you hire our firm to represent you, we will work to ensure that you are compensated for any medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress caused by the incident.
Call us at 404-344-5255 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys to find out how we can best assist you with your case.
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.