Police officer arresting a young man at night.
Tips from the public, video surveillance, and a vanity license plate left at the scene led police on Saturday evening to arrest a driver suspected of hitting and killing a 7-year-old child with autism in Acworth earlier this month. The accident occurred late in the evening on January 9, when the child left her home without the knowledge of her parents. She was struck while walking in the eastbound lane of New McEver Road, east of McEver Drive, and died at the scene. The vehicle reportedly sped away from the scene, leaving a University of Alabama vanity license plate behind. Police sought assistance from the public in locating the vehicle, which they said had front-end damage as a result of the accident, ultimately locating and arresting the 47-year-old suspect over the weekend. He has been charged with felony hit-and-run. Individuals who have lost a loved one as a result of the careless or reckless actions of another person can seek compensation for the financial and psychological impacts of their loss through a wrongful death claim. In Georgia, wrongful death claims generally must be filed within two years of the date on which the death occurred. Those eligible to benefit from such a claim include the deceased’s family members, such as their parents, spouse, or children. The type of compensation that can be sought includes loss of care and companionship, as well as funeral expenses. If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of someone else, let an experienced wrongful death attorney from Cambre & Associates explain the wrongful death claims process to you in greater detail, and tell you about the assistance we can offer as you pursue compensation. For a free case evaluation, contact us online or by calling 770-502-6116.