Georgia state law requires that drivers who are in an auto accident stop at, or close to, the scene to exchange information and contact police. Failure to do so is a violation of Georgia law and is often referred to as hit-and-run. If the accident involved only property damage, the charge is usually a misdemeanor. However, if the hit-and-run involved bodily injury or death, the charge can quickly become a felony. Hit-and-run accidents involving death can also be prosecuted as vehicular homicide. The penalties for a misdemeanor charge can include fines and fees as well as jail time. Felony convictions can mean time in state prison.
WRCB TV reports that Fort Oglethorpe police are looking for a woman responsible for a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian.
The accident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. on March 24, 2020. A pedestrian was walking along the 1800 block of Cloud Springs Road in Ft. Oglethorpe and was hit by a vehicle that was passing.
Police believe that the driver stopped briefly before leaving the scene of the accident. A description of the vehicle and driver was given to police, who are asking for the public’s help.
The driver is described as a female between the age of 35 to 40. She was approximately 5’6” and weighed about 180lbs. She had shoulder-length brown hair. The vehicle was described as a silver or gold sedan, possibly a Nissan or a Toyota.
The pedestrian was taken to a hospital where he later died of his injuries.
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