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In one week, three pedestrians struck by cars in Augusta

We appreciate you taking the time to visit our motor vehicle accidents blog. We plan to use this as a platform to offer Augusta-area readers news, information and general analysis relating to personal injury stories that we find relevant.

One such story is that of the 41-year-old woman who was struck by a car Saturday night as she was crossing Peach Orchard Road. She is the third pedestrian inside of a week to be struck in Augusta.

The woman was leaving the Fishbowl Lounge around 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by a 1996 Honda Accord. Local authorities have not said much about how the accident occurred, but no charges have yet been filed against the driver.

After the accident, the woman was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. At last update, she remained in critical condition.

Two other pedestrians have been involved in auto-pedestrian accidents in Augusta lately, too, but in their cases, the accidents were fatal. Last Tuesday, a North Carolina man was fatally struck by a vehicle on Washington Road, and on Monday a 5-year-old boy was hit and killed on Peach Orchard Road.

If you are ever harmed in a car accident, or if your family loses a loved one in a car crash, please understand that you have the option of filing a lawsuit and seeking recompense for the harm done to you. We certainly understand that a lawsuit is not your top priority in the immediate aftermath of an injury, but we want to be clear that many people find pursuing legal options to be well worth their while.

Source: The Augusta Chronicle, "Third Pedestrian hit in week remains critical," Dec. 24, 2012

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