Driver Leaves Scene After Backing Over, Killing Motorcyclist in Cartersville, GA
CARTERSVILLE, GA. – A driver in Cartersville, Georgia, backed over and killed a motorcyclist then left the scene, according to an online news story from patch.com. Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident and looking for the driver.*
Troopers say a person was backing out of a private driveway on Rolling Hills Drive SW and struck a motorcyclist. A witness in the area, which is located off Ga. 61 in unincorporated Cartersville, said the driver of the car and a few other people moved the car off of the motorcyclist, then the driver left the scene.
The motorcyclist, 34-year-old Russell Steven Car, tragically died at the scene. The driver has not been identified and was last seen traveling south on Rolling Hills Drive.
The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating. Troopers have not released a description of the driver or the vehicle. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Troop A Communications Center at (770) 387-3702.
Cartersville is located in Bartow County, Georgia, in the northwestern portion of the state. The county has an estimated population of approximately 104,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 75, U.S. Route 41, and U.S. Route 411.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 3,645 vehicle accidents occurred in Bartow County in 2016. These accidents led to injuries to nearly 1,000 people and resulted in the deaths of 26 people. Four of the fatality accidents that year were related to alcohol consumption or speeding.
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Sources:https://patch.com/georgia/cartersville/cartersville-man-killed-hit-run-accident and https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/fullpanel/uploads/files/bartow.pdf
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