A hit-and-run in the state of Georgia is defined as leaving the scene of an accident. If there are injuries or possible fatalities, a driver is required to stop, return, and render aid, including calling 911. In most cases involving minor injuries or damage, a hit-and-run is a misdemeanor charge, which can result in fines of up to $1,000. If there are serious injuries or a fatality, the hit-and-run becomes a felony and can involve jail time. In both instances, loss of license is a possibility. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported on a hit-and-run crash that put an Atlanta girl in the hospital.
Early Wednesday morning, a 4-year-old girl was accompanying her mother and her older brother on a walk to her brother’s school. As they walked along North Indian Creek Drive near Indian Creek Elementary School around 7 am, the young girl was struck by a late model sedan. The girl went airborne and struck a PT Cruiser.
Neither her brother nor her mother were injured, but the girl was said to be in critical condition.
All three parties were in the crosswalk. The car is a dark older model vehicle – possibly an older Toyota or Honda.
Police are working to get access to camera footage in the area. They are urging the driver to come forward and have asked car repair shops to be on the lookout for a sedan matching the description with front-end damage.
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