Hit and Run Accident Left a Man Brain Dead in Gwinnett County, Georgia


April 04, 2019

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report ajc.com, a man was left brain dead after being struck by a hit and run driver.*

A male suspect from Lawrenceville ended up causing an accident that resulted in a man being brain dead from the impact.   The man is facing numerous charges such as vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol relating the crash.  He was taken to a local jail as a result of the accident, per the Gwinnett County police. 

The man, aged thirty one, was going westbound on Jimmy Carter Boulevard at around 3:00 a.m. when his silver Lexus LS400 slammed into a Toyota Corolla that was stopped at a stop light at the intersection of Singleton Road. Law enforcement personnel indicated that the man was presumably under the influence of alcohol.  

The driver of the Toyota was identified as a thirty seven year old man from Duluth, Georgia.  He was declared brain dead at a local hospital.

The driver of the Lexus as charged with first degree homicide by vehicle.

In the state of Georgia, if a person is declared brain dead, a suspect can be charged with vehicular homicide.  The suspect faces additional charges such as reckless driving, driving under the influence, serious injury by a vehicle, and tailgating.

The suspect was booked into jail once he left the hospital where he was treated.  He is in custody being held without a bond.  The records indicate that the suspect has been arrested three times in the past, one in 2010 and two times in 2011.

The man was charged for driving under the influence in 2010 and for having an open liquor container twelve months later, among other charges that he faced.

There are no further details on the accident.  The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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Source:https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/driver-charged-gwinnett-wreck-that-left-man-brain-dead/Bma4rtg2vPoETrx120wzIO/

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