Thomasville, Georgia (March 15, 2023) - According to the Thomasville Police Department, at least one person was killed when a vehicle drove through a Walmart on Wednesday morning.
Officers responded to the Walmart Supercenter on the 15300 block of U.S. 19 North shortly after 11:45 a.m. after receiving reports of a crash and multiple injuries.
When Georgia State Patrol troopers arrived, they discovered a 2012 gray Toyota Camry that had crashed through the store's entrance and exit.
Investigators identified the driver, who they say was speeding recklessly in the store's parking lot.
The crash injured several people, including one man who died at the scene from his injuries. The identity of the victim has not been revealed.
According to authorities, the driver attempted to flee the scene of the accident but was apprehended by bystanders.
He is being held at Archbold Memorial Hospital on first-degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving without a license charges.
Around 12:22 p.m., the Walmart was closed to allow for an investigation into the incident.
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 are fatal.
The law treats pedestrian accidents in the same way that it does motor vehicle accidents. Victims have the right to seek compensation for any damages caused by the accident.
The details of who was at fault in the accident will vary depending on what occurred, and each case will be unique.
If you or someone you care about is injured in a pedestrian accident and believes it was caused by the negligence of another person, you should seek the advice of an experienced Thomasville Personal Injury Lawyer to help you with your claim.
If you were a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle or if a family member was hit and killed by a vehicle, The Mabra Law Firm can assist you in filing a claim for compensation.
When you hire our firm to represent you, we will work hard to make sure you are compensated for any medical expenses, lost wages, or 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 learn more about how we can help 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.