Arguments about whether pedestrians or drivers are the cause of more accidents do happen sometimes, but there are some accidents where someone clearly did the wrong thing.
If you’re familiar with Atlanta at all, you know about the Downtown Connector, the merging of I-75 and I-85 that runs through the heart of the city. It is not a place for pedestrians, but one person thought so. The man was crossing the northbound lanes near North Avenue before he was hit by a car.
He must have caught traffic at a slow time because all he received was bruises and scrapes. The driver did stop to render aid, and the pedestrian was taken to the hospital for observation. It is unknown why the pedestrian tried to cross one of the busiest and widest roads in the city on foot. There are some roads where pedestrians do take unnecessary risks. It’s important for drivers to always be alert in case someone tries to dart across the road.
The driver in this case did the right thing by stopping to render aid. The blame of the accident will shift to you if you flee the scene of an accident, even if the pedestrian did something stupid to put themselves in danger. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Atlanta, contact the strong arm of the law. Call John Foy & Associates for a free consultation.