Wallet with money drop on the street after a car crash.
According to a report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police state that a hit-and-run driver left their wallet at the scene of a deadly Cobb County crash last week, leading to his arrest hours later. The accident occurred at around 3 AM on Wednesday, when the 36-year-old suspect was traveling in a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado south on Dallas Acworth Highway near Acworth. The driver crossed the center lane south of Bridgemont Place, colliding head-on with a Nissan Frontier that was traveling in the northbound lane. The 59-year-old driver of the Nissan was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he later died of his injuries. The arrest warrant for the driver of the Chevrolet notes that he walked away from the crash without alerting police or attempting to render aid to the injured driver, leaving behind his truck with his wallet inside, as well as methamphetamine and heroin. When police contacted the driver at his home later that day, they discovered him with fresh injuries. He was arrested and charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, hit-and-run, drug possession, and failure to maintain a single lane of travel. He was booked in the Cobb County Jail where he was being held without bond. Hit-and-run accidents often make for complex personal injury cases, as claims are generally filed against the at-fault party’s auto liability insurance. Without knowing the identity of the driver, an applicable insurance policy also is unknown. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident involving a hit-and-run driver, an experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates can help you explore your legal options to determine all insurance policies (even your own) that can help you obtain the compensation you need to face the expenses and impacts of your injury or loss. Contact us for a free case evaluation.