Monroe County, GA (September 25, 2020) – A fatal pedestrian crash occurred on a roadway in Monroe County this past Sunday following a two-car crash that involved a police cruiser.
According to police, the fatal crash occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m. on I-75 near Johnstonville Road after Markel Dezmen Matthews, 25, of Griffin rear-ended an off-duty police officer’s cruiser.
Matthews attacked the officer after he rear-ended his vehicle and then ran into I-75 traffic. He was struck by a vehicle and lost his life.
The Glynn County police officer was transported to a nearby medical center for the treatment of minor injuries. He has not been identified at this time.
No further information has been provided concerning the incident or its surrounding circumstances.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
An investigation into the circumstances of the wreck will be carried out by local authorities.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them and everyone that was affected by this tragedy. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided.
Our local Georgia wrongful death attorney Kenneth S. Nugent is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions surrounding the fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 right now to be connected with our Georgia wrongful death lawyer who will provide you with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and will ensure that your legal rights are protected and asserted. Call us today.
Motor Vehicle Accidents in Georgia
Thousands of people are involved and injured in Georgia traffic accidents every single year. In 2016, it was estimated that approximately 1,554 fatalities took place due to automobile collisions in the Peach State. This is an 8.5% increase from the previous year. On average, there are approximately 100,000 Georgia injury accidents that take place every single year. Each week, over 30 people are killed in catastrophic auto accidents in Georgia. In reference to these and other traffic-related statistics for the Peach State, automobile accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence there.
Regrettably, most of these accidents are caused by driver negligence, like speeding and intoxication. However, currently, the leading cause of Georgia car accidents is failing to utilize a turning signal, which is also another form of driver negligence.
Being seriously injured in an accident of any kind can be a very disruptive, frightening, confusing, and overwhelming time in a person’s life. Make sure that if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault that you don’t have to fight the insurance companies on your own. You need a skilled injury attorney to be your advocate when handling the insurance companies to ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you are entitled to for your Georgia injury accident. Call to speak with attorney Kenneth S. Nugent today.
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