Deadly Pedestrian Accident Occurs on Interstate 85 located in Gwinnett County, Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – According to an online news report at 41nbc.com, a deadly accident involving a pedestrian caused authorities to shut down all southbound lanes of Interstate 85 located in Gwinnett County, Georgia.*
Details about the accident and pedestrian have been released to the public at this time.
Each year, there are tens of thousands of pedestrians who tragically die or face serious injuries in accidents that occur across the United States. The most common injuries associated with pedestrian accidents are as follows:
- Traumatic brain injuries. These types of injuries occur when a pedestrian receives a violent blow to the head or body, which can range from minor to life-threatening.
- Spinal cord injuries. Injuries to the spine can range from bulging/herniated discs to even fractures or worse - severing of the spinal cord. As a result, these injuries have the propensity to require invasive surgery, and can even cause paralysis.
- Bone fractures. Regardless of whether they require surgery or not, bone fractures can result in chronic pain.
- Soft tissue injuries. There are a wide range of soft tissue injuries that include contusions, tears, lacerations, dislocations and sprains.
- Traumatic amputations. In some pedestrian accidents, the force can be so great that it severs a part of a person’s body, including the legs or arms.
- Emotional trauma. Not all injuries are physical. Even if a person does not sustain physical injuries in a pedestrian accident, he or she may have difficulty coping with the emotional trauma it caused.
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