Georgia Auto Accident Attorneys Discuss Two Deadly Accidents In Cobb County
Our Experienced and Dedicated Georgia Auto Accident Attorneys Discuss Tragic and Two Deadly Accidents In Cobb County
Cobb County roads turned deadly as April turned to May. On April 28, one man was tragically killed and another arrested in a hit-and-run crash, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Then on May 1, an elderly man crashed into three people who were pushing a disabled car on a Cobb County road. One man was killed, and another was seriously injured in the crash. Both incidents remain under investigation by local law enforcement authorities and in the final analysis, police may ultimately learn whether these tragic occurrences were avoidable.
On April 28, law enforcement officers arrested a 48-year-old Smyrna man for vehicular homicide and hit and run after causing the death of an acquaintance in a motor vehicle accident. The driver of the vehicle in question was unlicensed, according to preliminary investigative reports filed in the matter. Additionally, the initial investigation revealed that the unlicensed driver and his passengers traveled easterly on Cochran Road around 11:10 p.m. Without explanation at this time, the unlicensed driver swerved in front of a car heading northerly on South Cobb Drive. The cars collided violently. The rear passenger in the unlicensed driver's vehicle was ejected from the car onto the roadway and died from his injuries at the age of 31 years old. Regrettably, he was not wearing his seatbelt, according to police. The person in the vehicle driving on South Cobb Drive suffered non-life threatening injuries, but was transported to the hospital.
The unlicensed driver and his front seat passenger fled the crash scene on foot. One witness observed the unlicensed driver attempting to scale the fence in her yard while running from the police. The driver and surviving passenger hid in that yard for about 40 minutes until police captured them. The witness told police that she believed the men were doing drugs while hiding. Police indicated that drugs were found in the unlicensed driver's car but declined to say what those drugs were or whether the driver was operating under the influence of narcotics. The driver remains held without bond in jail on vehicular homicide and hit-and-run charges.
According to the police, all three individuals in the car were acquaintances. Police did not indicate whether additional charges might be forthcoming. However, the investigation into the deadly crash remains open and on-going.
Also in Cobb County, an 85-year-old man might face charges after he struck a disabled vehicle being pushed by three others. This accident happened on May 1 around 8:45 p.m. in south Marietta on Johnson Ferry Road. Cobb County police investigated the crash and learned that the deceased man and two others were pushing a disabled car along the roadside when the elderly driver slammed into them. The man who died was 45-years old. Another man suffered very serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for emergency treatment.
Details about the crash were scant. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 85-year-old struck the men pushing the black car. The news report did not say whether the elderly gentleman hit the disabled car. Furthermore, there was no information as to how the crash happened. This accident also remains under investigation, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the police.
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