Another Pedestrian Critically injured in Metro Atlanta Reminds Everyone to Follow the Rules of the Road
As an Atlanta personal injury lawyer, I was depressed to read in the AJC online about another pedestrian being hit by a car and critically injured in Marietta, Georgia. According to the article, the pedestrian was struck last Friday night while walking across the road in a cross walk. The initial investigation by law enforcement appears to indicate that he may have been crossing the intersection against the light. If, indeed, the pedestrian was walking against the light, it is a shame. By simply waiting for the walk signal, the incident most likely would not have occurred.
It seems that everyday I am reading about someone being hit by a car while crossing metro Atlanta streets. In almost every situation, it is the careless behavior of the pedestrian or the driver of the vehicle that is the cause of the accident. If both of these individuals were following the rules of the road and obeying the traffic signals, most of these incidents would not occur.