GSP Searching for Driver Involved in Paulding County Hit-and-Run
PAULDING COUNTY, GA. – September 14, 2018 (patch.com) Georgia State Patrol is searching for the driver involved in a September 9 hit-and-run collision in Paulding County, Georgia, that left a moped driver with serious injuries. An article online at patch.com provides the details.*
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on September 9, a pickup truck struck a moped on Hiram Sudie Road and Old Sudie Road in Paulding County. The driver of the truck was traveling on Hiram Sudie Road, hit the moped, and kept driving toward Ga. 61. The driver of the moped, who has not been identified, was seriously injured in the collision.
Authorities are searching for the missing vehicle and driver. The truck is reportedly green with one headlight out. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Post 29 of the Georgia State Patrol in Paulding County. The number to call is (770) 222-6174.
Paulding County is located in the western part of the state of Georgia. It has an estimated population of 156,000, and its major roadways include U.S. Route 278, State Route 6, State Route 61, and State Route 120. Adjacent counties include Bartow, Cobb, and Polk.
According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Paulding County have remained relatively steady in the last several years, though the number of fatal collisions has been on the rise. In 2012, a total of 3,046 vehicle collisions occurred in Paulding County. These collisions led to 837 injuries and eight fatalities. The following two years, accident numbers rose — 3,178 total accidents in 2013 and 3,218 accidents in 2014 — and collisions started to cause more serious injuries. In 2013, 14 people died in car accidents in Paulding County.
In 2015, though the total number of accidents fell to 2,933, fatalities jumped to 24. Total accidents fell again in 2016, but fatalities remained high at 21. Each of these years, eight fatal collisions involved either alcohol consumption or speeding.
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