Atlanta, GA (March 20, 2023) – A woman was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place at an intersection in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon, March 19.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lee Street and Sylvan Road. Police confirmed that a man was traveling on Lee Street in the wrong direction inside his Ford F-250. He suddenly struck a Chevrolet Silverado, a Ford Fiesta, and a Saturn Vue before his vehicle came to a stop. He then got out of his vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Saturn, who has since been identified as a 42-year-old woman, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. She was tragically pronounced deceased while there. Police did not say if anybody else was hurt in the collision.
Police later discovered that the driver who fled the scene of that initial collision was involved in a second accident on I-20. The party, identified as a 45-year-old man, was in two different city vehicles at the time of the collisions. He tried to flee the second accident but was stopped by police.
Police claim that the hit-and-run driver was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, first-degree homicide by vehicle, hit-and-run, and more.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this horrific accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Fatal accidents are becoming commonplace on Georgia roads, as unfortunate as this truth is. In 2020, it was reported that 1,588 fatal accidents took place, leading to fatalities in 1,730 individuals. Annually, it is estimated that approximately 682,000 hit-and-run accidents take place in the U.S. each year. Losing somebody you love due to the negligence of a hit-and-run driver is never easy to face. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
The loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident can be an impactful time in your life. This is especially true if you have lost a loved one due to a hit-and-run driver who should have been obeying the rules of the road. It is normal for you and your family to feel alone and confused concerning your next steps. You may be left with a wide array of questions at this time, which is why you should speak with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney immediately.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, we are here for you and your family after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision. In the event of a fatal crash, you should never have to pay to make up for someone else’s mistakes and how they have caused you losses. We know that you may be struggling financially as you are grieving. We will help you work toward compensation for the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Atlanta at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.
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