Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run in Marietta

Cobb County recorded a pedestrian fatality following a hit-and-run in Marietta. The collision happened on Monday night, November 15th. The cause of the accident is not available at this time. 

According to the Marietta Police Department, the auto-pedestrian collision happened at about 8 p.m. in front of Regency Inn and Suites on the 600 block of Cobb Parkway South. The preliminary investigation disclosed that the victim, a 57-year-old Marietta resident, was trying to cross Cobb Parkway. He was standing in the center turn lane when a 1998 Toyota Camry hit him and then another car before coming to a rest. 

The police said that rather than stopping to help the pedestrian, the driver fled the scene on foot before officers arrived. The Camry driver was later tracked down that night by a canine officer and found on the Marietta campus of Kennesaw State University. The MPD identified the hit-and-run motorist as 43-year-old Kevin Alston.

The pedestrian died at the scene, and the police will release their identity after notifying the next-of-kin. The hit-and-run in Marietta remains under investigation, and anyone with information should contact STEP officer Johnson at 770-794-5384. 

In Georgia, a person involved in an accident must remain at the scene until the first responders arrive. Leaving the scene of an accident amounts to a hit-and-run, a criminal offense in Georgia. Thus, a person who flees a crash scene would face a criminal charge and possible imprisonment.

In addition, the person would face a civil action for compensation by the victim who survives or their legal beneficiaries where the victim dies. Winning a compensation claim is easier when victims work with experienced attorneys. 

At Bethune Law Firm, our Georgia car accident lawyers have the expertise to get you the compensation you deserve. So contact us today.