12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Hit by Three Cars in Duluth, Georgia
DULUTH, GA. – An online news story from patch.com reports that a 12-year-old boy tragically perished after being hit by three cars in Duluth, Georgia. Reports indicate the boy was crossing a roadway when he was initially struck. However, police have said none of the drivers will likely be charged for the incident.*
The accident happened on the evening of February 12 on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. At approximately 7 p.m. that evening, a 12-year-old boy was attempting to cross Pleasant Hill Road near the area of Woodberry Drive. A passing motorist struck the boy, and then he was subsequently struck by two additional vehicles.
The Gwinnet County Police Department responded to the scene of the accident, and officers found the boy had sustained severe injuries. First responders took him to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment, but he did not survive. The boy was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Next-of-kin has been notified, according to reports. Officials have released the boy’s name, but his identity is withheld from this story for privacy reasons.
Police said all three drivers of the vehicles stayed at the scene. They have not been identified, and descriptions of their vehicles were not reported. Officers said the boy was not walking inside a designated crosswalk when he was struck, but they did not say whether one was near the area. Authorities do not plan on pursuing charges against any of the drivers, police said.
The investigation of this accident continues, and police have not reported further information to the media at this time.
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