Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on on East Avenue in Cedartown, Georgia
CEDARTOWN, GA – According to an online news report at mdjonline.com, the Cedartown Police Department is currently conducting an investigation of a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian who was walking on East Avenue.
Per the Cedartown Police chief, a woman who was walking along East Avenue was hit in the late morning hours. The driver who struck her fled the scene of the accident.
The police chief reported that the woman was alert and conscious but was taken by the Redmond EMS to Rome, Georgia for treatment. The chief indicates that police are currently looking for a small gray sedan with potential damage to its roof and front end.
Please call Cedartown Police Department at 770-748-4123 or dial 911 immediately if the vehicle is spotted.
Under Georgia law, motorists can face a misdemeanor charge for causing a hit-and-run accident as long as no one sustained injuries. Fines in this regard range from $300 to $1,000. It is also possible for the hit-and-run driver, if apprehended, to be imprisoned for upwards of a year. A hit-and-run driver’s license could be suspended or stayed, and he or she could face probation.
Vehicular operators who flee the scene of an accident that involves serious or deadly injuries may face felony charges, including hefty monetary fines and a prison sentence of up to five years.
If the hit-and-run driver is caught, the injury victim, or his or her family in the event of death, could pursue a civil action for damages against the suspect.
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