A car with its headlights on drives over a pedestrian crosswalk at night.
A 53-year-old Marietta man was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries late Saturday night after he was struck by a vehicle while standing outside of his own home. Police reported that the accident happened on Wright Street, near Trammel Street, near Henry Memorial Park. They were unsure at the time of the report exactly when the man was struck, but he was discovered by neighbors shortly after 11 PM. Initial evidence shows that the driver did not stop after hitting the man, and did not notify the police either. The suspect’s vehicle appeared to be dark gray in color and likely a Honda. The police requested on Sunday that anyone with information about the crash contact them. Georgia traffic law requires anyone involved in an accident resulting in injury, death, or damage to a vehicle to remain at the scene of the accident, provide their vehicle insurance and contact information to others involved, and to render aid to injured parties. Rendering aid generally means summoning emergency medical assistance and remaining with the injured individual until the authorities arrive. When an accident is a hit-and-run, it not only makes the police investigation more difficult, but also makes the ability for individuals who were injured as a result of someone else’s careless or reckless actions to obtain compensation for their injuries more difficult, as well. Without knowing the name of the hit-and-run driver, it is usually impossible to know whether they had insurance and which company carried their auto liability insurance policy. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 60 percent of all pedestrian accidents in Georgia occur in the Atlanta region, and 79 percent of these accidents occur in locations outside of intersections. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by a reckless or careless driver, let an experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates LLC help you understand the process of seeking compensation for the financial and psychological costs of your injury. Contact us for a free case evaluation.