Bibb County recorded a pedestrian fatality following an accident on Anthony Road near Cedar Street. The crash occurred on Friday night, December 24th. The cause of the accident was not immediately available.
In a press release, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call about the occurrence around 9:50 p.m. The preliminary inquiry revealed that 56-year-old Joseph Lennos Wright Jr. of Macon attempted to cross Anthony Road near Cedar Street when a vehicle struck him.
The paramedics conveyed Wright to Atrium Health Navicent for treatment, but he died the next morning, Saturday, December 25th. Coroner Leon James said the next-of-kin had been notified, and they made no charges or arrests at the time of the release. The crash remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about the accident on Anthony Road should contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
An auto-pedestrian accident is one of the common types of traffic collisions. It happens when a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian. A pedestrian is someone outside a vehicle, walking on foot. In most crashes of this nature, the vehicle driver is usually the at-fault party.
This will be the case where the driver failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrian or stop at a crosswalk. However, there are instances where the pedestrian will be the at-fault party. An excellent example is where the pedestrian jaywalks (fails to use a crosswalk). Usually, the negligent party compensates the victim for injuries and other losses. In cases where the victim dies, the settlement goes to their legal beneficiaries.
So were you injured in a traffic accident that’s not your fault? Contact the Bethune Law Firm and get in touch with a Georgia auto accident attorney for excellent legal advice and representation.