A female pedestrian died following an auto-pedestrian accident on Old Clinton Road in Bibb County. The accident occurred on the night of Friday, July 16th. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has not uncovered what caused the collision.
In a press release from the sheriff’s office, the investigators stated that the accident on Old Clinton Road happened in the 2000 block of Old Clinton Road, just before 9:30 p.m. The police said that a passerby found the woman lying on the road unresponsive and called 911. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the victim had been struck by a vehicle.
They identified the victim as 65-year-old Irene Stubbs of Macon, and the Bibb County Coroner’s personnel pronounced her dead at the scene. The release disclosed that the coroner’s office already notified the victim’s next-of-kin. The sheriff’s office said that the vehicle that hit the woman left the scene before the deputies arrived.
The investigators added that no witness had come forward at this time, and the accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the collision should contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
Auto-pedestrian accidents are not uncommon on Georgia roads and mostly end fatally for the pedestrian. For this reason, many assume that accidents of this nature are always the fault of the driver. While the assertion is not true, it would likely be the case in a hit-and-run accident where the driver flees the scene.
Victims of a hit-and-run accident or their legal beneficiary, in the case of fatal accidents, can sue to get compensation from the at-fault driver once the investigating authority identifies them. Find out more about victims’ rights in a hit-and-run accident from our expert Atlanta auto accident lawyers.