Covington, GA – Woman Killed in Pedestrian Hit-And-Run Accident
Covington, Georgia (January 30, 2023) – According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened around midnight on January 30 on Highway 36 in Covington, Georgia. Deputies said a driver struck a pedestrian and continued driving.
Deputies reported that the victim, a 44-year-old woman, died at the scene.
As of Friday, February 3, the authorities had not yet located the driver of the vehicle.
According to the station, the victim’s relatives stated that the victim was walking home from the store when she was hit and killed by the vehicle. When the deputies arrived, the driver had already fled the scene.
According to an online obituary, the victim leaves behind seven children, two grandchildren, and a nephew. Her mother and two siblings also survive her.
Investigators said they’re looking for a Ford that likely has “damage on the passenger side,” per a news release. Additional details about the crash were not immediately available.
The sheriff’s office is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the responsible driver.
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Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Accidents involving pedestrians are extremely dangerous. They are usually more serious than other types of accidents because a car can cause significant damage to an unprotected person even at a slow speed. This increases the likelihood of pedestrian fatalities. Almost every pedestrian accident results in injuries, and a significant number of them result in wrongful death.
Pedestrian accidents are investigated and handled in the same way that car accidents are. Accident victims and their families are legally entitled to seek monetary compensation for any losses suffered as a direct result of the accident.
Despite typically having the right of way, pedestrians are occasionally held accountable for accidents. Pedestrians who cross the street illegally, unexpectedly, and without warning may be partially or entirely to blame, even if they suffer severe injuries as a result of the collision.
If the pedestrian caused the collision, the driver of the car may be entitled to compensation for costs incurred as a result of the accident, such as the cost of having the car repaired.
When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, it is usually determined that the driver was at least partially to blame. This is because it is the responsibility of motorists to keep an eye out for pedestrians.
Do not hesitate to contact our highly skilled Pedestrian Accident Attorneys as soon as possible if you or a loved one has been in an accident so that you can go over the various legal options available to you.
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