Fox 5 Atlanta reports on a hit-and-run accident that left a grandmother pinned to gas pumps.
Last Monday, a 61-year-old grandmother was at the BP gas station off of Evans Mill Road and Covington Highway. Two of her grandchildren were in the burgundy SUV at about 6:05 p.m. when a Chevy Malibu came roaring into the parking lot. The car was speeding and driving recklessly.
The Malibu struck a blue pickup truck and then hit the burgundy SUV, pinning the grandmother to the pumps.
The woman’s name was not released, but family members say that she was critically injured. She suffered from severe internal bleeding, needed stitches in her mouth, and doctors may need to amputate her foot.
Police arrived and shut down the gas station as they searched through numerous wrecked vehicles.
After the accident, three juveniles exited the Malibu and fled the scene. Police are still searching for the three.
In Georgia, if a person is in an accident, they are required by law to stop and render aid, as well as exchange information with the other people involved in the accident. Fleeing an accident without doing this is known as hit-and-run. In most cases, providing there were no serious injuries and minimal property damage, a hit-and-run charge is a misdemeanor. However, serious injuries or fatalities or excessive property damage can result in the charge being a felony. Some of the penalties for a hit-and-run conviction are license suspension, fines between $300 and $1,000. It is also possible to be sentenced to 12 months in jail.
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