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Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

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Woman Arrested in Connection to Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

It is a fact of life that accidents can happen at any time and anywhere. Even if you are a pedestrian, you can find yourself involved in an automobile accident. That is the case when a woman hit and killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident that happened in unincorporated Norcross last month. According… Read More »

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Woman Charged with DUI after Brookhaven Pedestrian Accident

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

People who drive under the influence of alcohol are a danger to everyone around them, causing untold amounts of damage and often spreading tragedy wherever they go. Like anyone else who commits acts that harm others, they should be responsible for paying for that harm, including medical bills, repairs, and other losses suffered by… Read More »

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Suspect in Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run Identified, Extradition Sought

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Those who hurt other people in accidents owe far more than whatever legal penalties they face. When they crash their car through someone’s wall, someone has to pay to repair that wall, and perhaps pay for alternate lodgings or lost business for the building so damaged. When these people cause injury, the victim should… Read More »

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Don’t let the snow get you down

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Yesterday, Atlanta was hit with a snowstorm that rivaled the ‘snowmageddon’ that happened in 2011. Cars were stranded, buses fell off the road into ditches, and ten minute commutes expanded into 3 hour commutes. There were reports of people taking upwards of six hours to get home. It started snowing early in the day… Read More »

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Family Goes to the Legislature to Propose New Road Rage Law

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

When a close family member dies in an accident, especially a young person, parents may feel that the actions of the court are not enough to punish the people in the crime. Lawsuits and criminal charges can only go so far. Sometimes a parent will decide that they need to take their demands to… Read More »

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Man Dies While Changing Tire on the Perimeter

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Anyone who has driven on the Perimeter knows how dangerous it can be to stop on the shoulder. Atlanta drivers aren’t particularly safe. Speeding is very common especially on the interstates, and many places on I-285 aren’t safe to pull over onto the shoulder. Accidents on I-285 happen every day. Unfortunately, in an accident… Read More »

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Hit and Run Offender Charged with Murder

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Accidents happen every day across the city, but when someone injures someone deliberately that raises things to an entirely different level. That’s what police say happened in southeast Atlanta last Sunday when a woman got hit by a car at Gartrell Street and Boulevard. Police say that the 53-year-old woman who was killed deliberately… Read More »

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Pedestrian Killed Walking on Spaghetti Junction

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

We we drive around in Atlanta, we try to avoid hitting the ramps of Spaghetti Junction. If at all possible, we’ll take the surface roads to go from Buford Highway to Jimmy Carter and then pick up I-85 from there. Better still, we’ll take Peachtree Industrial. It’s difficult to think about the circumstances surrounding… Read More »

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Macon Five-Year-Old Tragically Killed in Pedestrian Accident With Bibb County School Bus

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

A five-year-old Macon child was tragically killed when she was hit by a Bibb County School bus near her home. The Barden Elementary School kindergartener was reportedly crossing Virginia Drive with other children around 4 pm when she was struck by a rear tire on the passenger vehicle. According to the Macon Police Department,… Read More »

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Pedestrian Killed by Semi While Crossing Highway in Conyers

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

A 67-year-old Conyers man was recently killed in a Rockdale County pedestrian accident that involved a tractor-trailer. Melvin Duerson was reportedly walking his bicycle across Georgia Highway 138 near South Main Street in Conyers when he was hit by a semi-truck that was headed north. Immediately following the collision, emergency responders allegedly transported Duerson… Read More »

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