Georgia Pedestrian Hit by Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at augustachronicle.com, a Georgia pedestrian was hit by a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy on January 30. The pedestrian was cited in connection with the accident, and he is recovering from his injuries after being admitted to the hospital.*
The accident occurred in the early morning on January 30 on Tobacco Road in Augusta, Georgia. At approximately 12:40 a.m., a pedestrian was attempting to cross Tobacco Road. At the same time, a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy was traveling east on Tobacco Road. The deputy then struck the pedestrian near the intersection with Spanish Trace.
The deputy reported to authorities who responded to the scene that the pedestrian walked into the path of her vehicle, and she swerved to try to avoid the collision. The pedestrian reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries, including a broken arm and some lacerations. Emergency responders transported him to AU Medical Center, where he is reportedly in stable condition.
The pedestrian has been identified as 43-year-old Carlos Leverett. Leverett’s city of residence was not reported. Authorities at the scene found that he was under the influence of alcohol. He was cited for pedestrian under the influence and pedestrian darting into traffic.
The Richmond County deputy, Sandra Norman, was not injured in the accident. She was not found at fault for the incident. It is not clear whether Norman was responding to a call or performing routing patrol at the time. The Sheriff’s Office has not issued a statement regarding the accident at this time. No further information has yet been released to the public.
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