Hit-and-run Accident on Bexton Road in Atlanta, Georgia (GA)
ATLANTA, GA - According to an online news report published on times-herald.com, law enforcement investigators are attempting to ascertain who hit a Bexton Road resident.* The victim was in the process of repairing a portion of his driveway when the victim was hit by an unknown motor vehicle. According to the victim's son, his father was kneeling down when he was struck by a vehicle.
The accident news report states that the motor vehicle did not stop after the pedestrian accident.
The victim was transported by air ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital. Fortunately, he survived the pedestrian accident and was released from the hospital. He suffered a major injury to one of his legs.
According to the victim's son, his father stated that it is a blessing from God to survive the collision and his father has "a long, hard recovery ahead of him, but he's alive."
According to the Georgia State Patrol's accident report, the victim's back was turned toward the road at the moment of the collision. Therefore the pedestrian was unable to see the driver or the motor vehicle that hit him. One witness saw the vehicle from inside the house but was only able to describe the vehicle as a dark-colored vehicle.
Tire marks in the area showed that the vehicle exited the road's right side along the south shoulder, and the motor vehicle was heading eastbound in "a slight left curve."
A neighbor's Ring doorbell camera may provide law enforcement investigators with a description of the driver and the car involved in the collision. Law enforcement investigators have already reviewed the video. Trooper G. Smith said that the accident investigation led the investigators to two vehicles. The trooper interviewed the drivers of both vehicles, and the trooper inspected both vehicles for signs of damage. Trooper Smith stated that neither of the vehicles had any recent right-side or front-end damage.
One of the motor vehicles on the Ring camera video was a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. The truck passed through the area around the time of the collision. The vehicle was put on social media and was eventually ruled out as a suspect. Law enforcement is still working on the case to identify the hit-and-run driver.
Anyone who may have information about the accident is asked to contact the Georgia State Patrol Coweta Post. The Coweta County Sheriff's Office assisted the Georgia State Patrol in the investigation. The Georgia State Patrol is heading the pedestrian accident investigation.
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