While any car accident that involves injuries is serious, Georgia law looks at people who commit the offense of hit-and-run particularly seriously. Under Georgia law, any time there is a car accident, even if it involves just property damage, drivers are expected to pull over and exchange information for insurance purposes. If a driver flees the scene, this process is derailed.
A victim in a hit-and-run accident has the same rights under the law even if the driver fled. The police, once contacted, will try and locate the vehicle involved that ran away from the scene. Once caught, they can be held liable for property damages, injuries, and even for punitive damages. They will also face criminal charges since hit-and-run is a crime in Georgia.
CBS 46 reports that a vehicle crashed into an apartment, injuring a woman and then fled the scene.
Police responded to the accident scene at about 3:00 a.m. on May 12th at the Magnolia Park Apartments on Magnolia Way in northeast Atlanta.
911 calls reported that a driver had crashed into an apartment and then fled the scene. When police arrived, there was a woman inside the damaged apartment with two children.
The woman suffered from minor injuries to her knee. The children were not injured.
An SUV was located nearby that had extensive front-end damage. However, there was no forensic evidence to link the SUV with the accident.
Atlanta Police are investigating the crash. Anyone with information can call 404-577-TIPS (8477).
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