Gwinnett County, GA – Police Officer Hits and Kills Pedestrian
Gwinnett County, Georgia (April 9, 2023) – According to the department, a pedestrian was killed in an accident involving a Gwinnett County police officer early on Sunday morning. The investigation into the accident was turned over to the Georgia State Patrol.
The unnamed officer was traveling down Mitchell Road, close to the intersection with Brook Hollow Parkway. According to the department, he struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at around 3:30 in the morning.
When the officer hit the victim, he jumped out of his car and tried to help, according to officials. The pedestrian passed away as a result of his injuries.
The victim was later identified as a 48-year-old male from Lawrenceville.
A minor injury was sustained by the unnamed official.
Since an officer was involved, the accident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol.
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Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Accidents involving pedestrians pose a serious threat. Because a car can seriously hurt an unprotected person even at a slow speed, they are typically more serious than other types of accidents. The likelihood of pedestrian fatalities rises as a result. Almost all accidents involving pedestrians result in injuries, and many of them cause wrongful deaths.
Accidents involving pedestrians are looked into and handled similarly to accidents involving vehicles. The law allows accident victims and their families to pursue financial compensation for any losses sustained as a direct result of the accident.
Despite usually having the right of way, accidents are sometimes blamed on pedestrians. Even if they sustain severe injuries as a result of the collision, pedestrians who cross the street illegally, unexpectedly, and without warning may be partially or entirely to blame.
The driver of the car may be entitled to compensation for costs incurred as a result of the collision, such as the price of having the car repaired if the pedestrian was to blame for it.
When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the driver is usually found to be at least partially to blame. This is due to the fact that it is the responsibility of the driver to keep an eye out for pedestrians.
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