Man Struck By an SUV at the Ponce in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - According to an online news article published on fox5atlanta.com, a video posted on Fox5Atlanta.com shows a horrific video of a man being struck and dragged by a car in a parking lot.* Fortunately, the victim survived the potentially life-threatening incident. The news report states that the driver involved fled the scene of the collision.
The victim stated that he was spending time with friends at a bar on Ponce City Market when the crash took place. He stated that another patron was leaving the bar and started screaming obscenities at people as he walked to his silver SUV. The video revealed that the man backed up and struck the victim's car two times. The victim then started running toward the driver. The victim made eye contact with the driver and said the driver's face appeared very angry. The victim then tried to run away from the SUV when the driver "gassed it, run me over, and dragged me."
The victim was purportedly dragged nearly 30 feet. Witnesses of the incident saw the collision and rushed in to help the victim. One man reached inside the SUV's passenger side to put the vehicle into "park." That is when the victim was removed from underneath the SUV and was moved to safety. The SUV driver struck a few more vehicles in the parking lot and then fled the scene.
An ambulance transported the victim to a local area hospital for treatment of injuries to his back, head, knee, and abdomen.
The SUV driver returned to the same bar a few weeks later, and the bar's manager recognized the man and called 911 to alert law enforcement. The victim stated that he wants the driver held accountable for the damage to his vehicle, the other customers' vehicles, and his injuries. The victim has not been able to return to work since the accident. A GoFundMe has been established to assist the victim with his medical expenses.
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