Father and Daughter Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash in Georgia
PICKENS COUNTY, GA- According to 11alive.com, a father and daughter were injured in a hit-and-run collision on September 25, 2018. Police are still searching for the driver who fled the scene of the crash.*
Georgia State Patrol stated that the accident happened around 8:30 p.m. The suspect’s vehicle was heading eastbound on Philadelphia Road when that driver ran the stop sign on Talking Rock Road and collided with another vehicle. The driver who ran the stop sign then left the scene of the crash, leaving the other vehicle, in which a man was driving with his 17-year-old daughter, in damaged in the middle of the street. The driver who caused the crash did nothing to check to see ifthe occupants of the other vehicle were injured in the collision.
Reports describe the suspect’s vehicle as a blue Dodge Durango, made between 1999 and 2003.
Police are still seeking information about the incident and about the suspect.
Hit-and-run accidents happen with alarming frequency in the United States. The problem has been described as an epidemic, especially in certain cities where there are a shocking number of drivers who flee the scene of accidents. According to AAA, there were more fatal hit-and-run crashes in 2016 than in any previous year on record. In total, 2,049 people died in hit-and-run accidents that year. There were thousands of other accidents that caused injuries and costly property damage.
Drivers who leave the scene after being involved in a crash are more likely to be driving under the influence at the time of the accident. In many cases, it is likely that the driver is aware that he or she is violating another law, such as driving above the legal limit or driving without a valid license, when they cause an accident. These people often fear the consequences for their actions and choose to take a chance byrunning from the scene. Many states have increased the penalty for fleeing the scene of a crash in order to deter this behavior.
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