The police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, March 27th.
The police arrived at the accident scene at about 5 p.m. By the time they got there, they realized that the other driver had taken off. Witnesses indicated that the driver, who appeared to be a male, just took off immediately following the crash. They reported that the suspect was driving an older model Chevy Impala.
The victim, who was the only person injured in the accident, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, once there, he died of his injuries. The report confirmed the victim was a male, but they have not yet released his name or age. They also didn’t indicate if he was in another car at the time of the accident or if he was on foot.
The police are waiting to speak to the victim’s next of kin before they release any further information about the hit-and-run crash in Atlanta. The police are checking the local street cameras to see if they captured anything. They are also asking any witnesses who have information to call the station. The Officer who oversaw the accident was Officer C.J. Johnson.
So far, no charges have been filed. However, it appears that they will be as soon as they locate the suspect.
The family of the victim will likely have a wrongful death claim against the driver of the Impala. From all accounts, it appears that the other driver was responsible for the accident. It is also a crime in Atlanta to leave the scene of a crime.
If you or your loved one are injured in any sort of motor vehicle accident, make sure to call our office and talk with a Georgia car accident attorney right away.