Bibb County recorded a fatality following an auto-pedestrian accident on Houston Road. The collision happened on Friday, October 29th. The cause of the accident was not immediately available.
In a press release, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said the collision happened in the 4700-block of Houston Road. The Macon-Bibb 911 Center received a call about the occurrence at about 8:43 p.m. The sheriff’s office said that vehicle struck Tawanda Faye Willis of Macon as she attempted to cross the road from Magnolia Court Motel.
The police said she was heading towards Jumbo Gas Station. The involved vehicle was traveling southbound on Houston Road when it collided with the pedestrian. The Bibb County Coroner’s Office pronounced Willis dead at the scene. Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley said they had already notified the victim’s next-of-kin.
There is currently no citation or criminal charge. The auto-pedestrian accident on Houston Road is still under investigation. Anyone with information on the occurrence should contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
Motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of unnatural deaths in the United States. In the first quarter of 2021, an estimated 8,730 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States. Families of deceased crash victims can file a wrongful death claim against the fault party.
If the claim succeeds, the victim’s family will receive compensation for the loss suffered. This financial settlement covers economic and non-economic damages. However, not every family member can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Thus, you need to consult a wrongful death attorney.
At Calvin Smith Law, our Georgia auto accident lawyers will advise you on how the claims process works and help you get maximum compensation. Contact us today.