Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit by a Hit and Run Motorcyclist
CUMMING, GA – According to an online news report cbs46.com, a motorcyclist leaves the scene of an accident after hitting a pedestrian.*
A hit and run motorcyclist struck a pedestrian and then took off from the scene of a deadly accident involving a pedestrian. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting an investigation of the accident.
The accident occurred in the 1000 block of Dahlonega Highway. According to deputies who arrived at the scene of the accident, they report that a pedestrian was struck and killed. The victim is a twenty seven year old man.
The police who arrived at the scene of the accident came upon a damaged black and green Kawasaki ZX 1000 motorcycle on the side of the roadway. The driver of the motorcycle is still at large.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Hit and run crashes occur following when a person causes an accident and fails to remain at the scene to render aid to the victim. Notwithstanding, police, using certain resources to track down the driver, which includes the following:
- Surveillance Cameras. While there are surveillance cameras on highways are a useful resource, they are commonly found at the site of businesses and homes. These can be used to help identify the hit and run driver.
- Eyewitness accounts. Other people driving in the area of the accident or bystanders at the scene may be able to identify the hit and run driver through remembering the perpetrator’s license plate number, the make and model of the vehicle, and the direction that the hit and driver went after fleeing the scene.
- Social media. At times, police will bring the story to social media websites, the information of which becomes available to television and other important players. Information on social media can sometimes lead to the capture of a hit and run driver because it becomes available to people who may have witnessed the accident.
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