Pedestrian accidents are not a common occurrence on the interstate, but the results can be dangerous and deadly when they do occur. One man has lost his life after being struck by a tractor-trailer. Georgia officials are still working to determine the factors surrounding the fatal accident.

According to reports, the accident took place in the late morning hours along the interstate. A 52-year-old man was situated on the side of the road. Apparently, his car was disabled and the man exited for an unspecified reason. While he was checking the front of his vehicle, an approaching tractor-trailer allegedly slammed into to man. No other information has been made available with respect to the other driver, and it is not known if the person has been located.

The man died as a result of his injuries. Officials are still investigating this tragic incident. Part of the interstate was closed down to motorists while officials were at the scene.

A pedestrian accident is often horrifying and deadly. Depending on the outcome of the investigation into this fatal accident, in addition to if the driver of the tractor-trailer is ever located, the individual thought to be responsible may have to respond to a civil lawsuit. The surviving family of the deceased pedestrian retains the right to pursue legal action and file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased to seek recovery of monetary damages. The family could receive some form of financial relief through the civil court system in Georgia if evidence documents that the driver’s negligent actions indeed caused the deadly wreck.

Source: wsbtv.com, Police identify pedestrian hit, killed on I-75, No author, Oct. 7, 2013