Baby on board warning sign in the back window of a car to advise cars behind of the presence of a toddler or infant.
Hit and run accidents — which involve a traffic accident in which one of the drivers flees the scene without rendering aid to others on the scene who are injured, without providing their information to the other driver, are without reporting the accident — are a major problem in the U.S., and particularly in Georgia. On Monday, it was reported that the Hall County Sheriff’s Office had charged a hit and run driver who caused serious injuries to an infant in an accident that occurred on August 13. The accident took place at the intersection of Ga. 60 and Queen City Parkway in Gainesville when a driver was operating a 2007 Hyundai Sonata without its headlights on. The driver of a 2004 Chevy Tahoe was traveling northbound on Queen City Parkway and attempting to turn left on Aviation Boulevard with the right-of-way when it was struck by the Sonata. The driver of the Sonata reportedly fled the scene on foot. A five-month-old baby girl was ejected from the Tahoe and suffered serious and visible injuries. The infant and her parents were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center by a passing taxi driver, and the baby was later flown to Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta for further treatment. Officers at the scene had attempted to use their K9 unit to track the hit and run driver but were unsuccessful. However, about an hour after the crash occurred, the police received a phone call about a reported stolen vehicle — the Hyundai from the crash. After meeting with the caller, police arrested him under suspicion that he was the driver of the car. Were you injured in an accident where the at-fault party was arrested for a crime? You can still seek compensation for your injuries, even if the driver is facing criminal charges or has been convicted and is incarcerated. For more information about the legal process of obtaining compensation after a car accident, contact the accident attorneys at Cambre & Associates, LLC.