On October 25, the police received a call to 911 from somebody reporting a pedestrian had been killed in a Marietta accident. It was Monday at about 8:30 pm when an unidentified man was coming from a store or other business when he attempted to cross Cobb Parkway. For some reason, the man darted out into traffic.
When the victim entered the busy highway traffic, he was immediately hit by a man driving a 2010 Dodge Journey. The driver of the SUV did not stop or check to see if anybody was injured. In fact, the police are still asking the public for information. Their hope is that somebody witnessed the fatal crash and can provide details.
When the police arrived, they arranged for the victim to be transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Unfortunately, the 70-year-old man did not survive his injuries. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The hope in cases like this is that somebody caught the accident on film. This can involve dashcam videos or people who noticed the incident and filmed it on their cell phone. So far, there have been witnesses to come forward. Sadly, this hasn’t happened yet and cops have no proof of who was driving the other car.
The reason it’s important to identify the driver who ran the pedestrian over is so the victim’s family can get justice. While the facts show the 70-year-old victim dashed into the street, the person who hit him was still required to stop and report the crash. Now the victim’s family will have to sit back until the authorities confirm who was driving the Dodge Journey involved in the Marietta accident.
If your loved one is hit while on foot, they may also have a claim for damages. In cases like this, make sure to call our office and talk to an experienced car accident lawyer in Georgia.