Statesboro, Georgia (January 11, 2023) - According to the Bulloch County Coroner's Office, a 12-year-old boy was rushing to catch the school bus when he was hit and killed by a car in south Georgia.
The Coroner confirmed to McClatchy News that the crash occurred early Wednesday, Jan. 11, on Maria Sorrell Road in Statesboro.
He stated that the bus was stopped in the road with its turn signal activated and was about to enter the Stillwater subdivision. According to the coroner, the child thought the bus was leaving him and ran into the street, where he was hit by an oncoming car.
According to the coroner's office, the boy was a student at William James Middle School.
He was taken to the hospital, where he passed away shortly before 8 a.m.
The driver of the car remained at the scene, and no charges are expected, according to the coroner.
District officials said the Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.
A pedestrian typically refers to people walking, such as a jogger, a student walking to school, or anyone out for a stroll. Wheelchair users and small children on tricycles or scooters are also included. A pedestrian is anyone who is not driving a motorized vehicle on the road.
Accidents involving pedestrians are extremely dangerous. They are more serious than other types of accidents because a car can cause significant damage to an unprotected person even when moving slowly. Almost all pedestrian accidents result in injuries, and many result in death.
The law treats pedestrian accidents in the same way that it does motor vehicle accidents. Victims have the right to seek reimbursement for the full amount of their medical bills as well as any other damages incurred as a result of the accident.
The details of who is at fault in the accident will vary depending on what occurred, and each case will be different.
In the event that you or someone you love is involved in a pedestrian accident and believe that it was caused by the negligence of another person, you should seek the advice of an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Statesboro, GA, to help with your claim.
The Mabra Law Firm is able to assist you with filing a claim for your accident and obtaining financial compensation if you were a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle or if a family member was struck by a vehicle and died.
When you hire our firm to assist with your case, we will work to ensure that you are compensated for any medical costs, lost wages, and emotional distress that you incurred as a result of the incident.
Call us now at 404-344-5255 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys to learn 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.