Bystanders who stop to help injured victims of accidents are known as good Samaritans. These individuals can sometimes save a life, but once they get involved they have to give a report to the police once they arrive at the scene.
Police are hunting for an individual who failed to do that. The AJC reported on the story. According to the report, the accident happened last Saturday on I-20 near Moreland Avenue in the afternoon. Witnesses at the crash scene saw a man stop in his car at the scene and assist at the accident, but then left before the police arrived.
Unfortunately for the crash victim, they died after they were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Now the investigators want to know if the man who stopped was involved in the crash or if they were just a good Samaritan. The Atlanta Police Department is seeking help from the public to find the individual.
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This incident should not discourage you from acting as a good Samaritan if you see someone in trouble after an accident. There are laws that protect people who act in this way if they act in good faith to help someone. But if you do get involved, you will need to stay to talk with police so they know what happened and what your involvement was in the incident.