Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
1-800-LAW-NEED
( 1-800-529-6333 )
Point We Are Open & Here For You. Covid-19 Update Read More

Woman Indicted in Crash that Killed Teen Boy in Cobb County Hit-and-Run


March 19, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a driver was indicted this week in relation to a deadly hit-and-run collision that left a fourteen-year-old boy with fatal injuries. The incident occurred on Cunningham Road when the 51-year-old woman in a 2013 Honda Accord struck the boy while heading southbound.*

The boy was transported to the hospital but died one day after the incident. The police were able to acquire surveillance videos from the scene that showed a dark-colored sedan. Videos were taken from a nearby Dairy Queen, and they showed the sedan both prior to and after the crash. The suspect lived only about one-half mile from the place where the crash occurred. Based on the footage, the police were able to determine the make and the model of the car. The evidence from the scene was too limited to find the vehicle, but with the added footage, they were able to narrow down the type of car. 

The car was then located, and it was registered to the suspected driver. 

While the coroner’s office would not release the name of the victim, the Cobb County School District confirmed that the teen was a student at Osborne High School. 

The AAA published a report detailing information about the growing trend of hit-and-run crashes. The rate of these accidents has increased rapidly in recent years. The study found that the way that states try to prevent these crashes is by deterring drivers through punishment. The penalties vary significantly state by state. Some states have strengthened penalties for hit-and-runs in an effort to reduce these crashes. However, there is no indication that states with harsher penalties have fewer hit-and-run wrecks. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/marietta-woman-indicted-hit-and-run-that-killed-year-old-boy/u6AvIBvpsFaif3CurF6QtL/

https://aaafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/18-0058_Hit-and-Run-Brief_FINALv2.pdf

* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.

Category: Accident News

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.