Interstate Proves Dangerous for Pedestrians
In just five hours’ time, two people lost their lives while walking on a local interstate. Both accidents occurred on Wednesday. The first at approximately 6:30 p.m. and the second sometime around midnight.
According to reports, a man was walking down the interstate at about 6:30 p.m. when he was struck by a motorist. That person lost his life as a result of the accident. Interstate 20 was closed for at least two hours as officials worked to determine the cause of the accident. The victim, a male in his 40s, was crossing the interstate for unknown reasons. The van that struck him was unable to stop. The man as rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The second accident was very similar to the first. A man was attempting to cross the interstate from east to west when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle stopped and assisted authorities by answering questions.
The prior weekend, a student from Georgia Tech was killed while trying to cross the connector. Days later, a woman was hit several times trying to cross the connector. Another incident occurred on November 8.
The Georgia Department of Transportation released a statement, saying: “Due to the tragic string of pedestrian fatalities on the interstate, we want to remind the traveling public of the dangers of being a pedestrian on the interstate.”
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in DeKalb County, reach out to our office to schedule a case evaluation. We are here to help you get the compensation you may be entitled to by law.