The Marietta Police Department has arrested a person in connection with a hit-and-run pedestrian accident last weekend that critically injured a 40-year-old man. According to a report from news station 11 Alive, the accident occurred late Sunday night on Delk Road near the entrance of I-75. At the time, police determined that the vehicle involved was a white Ford F-150 and that the driver did not stop after the accident occurred, and did not call 911 to receive help for the injured pedestrian. As of the latest news report on Wednesday, the victim remained at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in critical condition. The driver was booked into the Cobb County Jail, facing felony charges of serious injury by vehicle and hit and run, in addition to charges of failing to maintain the lane and driving on a suspended license.
Research conducted by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed that a hit-and-run accident occurs somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds and that nearly two-thirds of the victims of hit-and-run accidents are pedestrians and bicyclists. When the victim of the crash is between the ages of 31 to 55 years old, there is about a 39 percent chance that the fleeing driver will be identified. The drivers in hit-and-run accidents featuring elderly or child victims are far more likely to be identified, and drivers in accidents featuring female victims are more likely to be identified than those featuring male victims.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident in Atlanta or the surrounding area, let an experienced attorney from Cambre & Associates help you explore your legal options for seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of your injury or loss. For your free case evaluation, contact us online.