Police Conducting an Investigation of a Hit-and-Run Accident that Injured One
SAVANNAH, GA – According to an online report at fox28media.com, Savannah Police Department's Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU) is currently conducting an investigation of a pedestrian accident that recently occurred on Abercorn Street in Savannah, Georgia.*
In the late morning, officers were dispatched to the 11100 block of Abercorn Street where they came upon a 41-year-old man who sustained serious injuries. It appears that, pursuant to an initial investigation, the man was attempting to cross the middle of the roadway when he was hit by a Mercedes Benz E350 that was going eastbound on Abercorn Street that was driven by a 60-year-old man from Savannah, Georgia.
The driver did not see the man and was unable to avoid striking him. The injured man was taken to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
The accident remains under investigation by the local police.
Hit-and-run accidents are an unfortunate reality in Georgia and are a major cause of death and injuries across the nation. The most common reasons why hit-and-run accidents occur are as follows:
- No insurance
- A "fight or flight" response to a crash
- Driving while impaired
- Fear of facing an enraged motorist
- Confusion following a multi-vehicle accident
- Driving in a manner that causes another driver to go off of the road
- A warrant out for one’s arrest
- Driving while on probation
- Driving without a license
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Undocumented immigration status
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