Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves One Injured in St. Marys, Georgia
CAMDEN COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at news4jax.com, investigators with the St. Marys Police Department are currently conducting an investigation of a hit-and-run accident that occurred over the weekend.*
It appears from a preliminary report of the accident that one person sustained injuries. The identity of the victim and driver, as well as the cause of the crash, have not been reported. The accident occurred on Miller Street in St. Marys, Georgia.
There was no description of the vehicle that was involved. Anyone with information was asked to call 912-729-1442.
“Hit-and-run” is a broad description of many automobile accidents in Georgia. These occur most often when: (i) a person hit your car while you were away from it; (ii) a person hit you while you were in your car; or (iii) someone struck you while you were walking or riding a bicycle.
Some hit-and-run crashes are minor and involve minimal damage to your vehicle. Others result in severe injuries, especially to those walking or riding a bicycle. Regardless of the damage caused, a driver breaks Georgia law by fleeing the scene of a crash.
Akin to pedestrian accidents, Georgia hit-and-run crashes are on the increase. In the United States, Georgia ranks fourth for the amount of hit-and-run accidents that involve death. In 2016 alone, 72 individuals died as a result of a hit-and-run accident.
About 60% of hit-and-run victims are riding a bicycle or walking along a roadway. In fact, 20% of all pedestrian fatalities occur as a result of crashes where the driver fails to remain at the scene.
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