A mother and her child were hit by a hit-and-run driver in Clayton County. What the mother did next was unusual. She tracked down the driver herself. WSB TV reported on the story.
A red pickup truck crashed into the back of her vehicle and pushed it into oncoming traffic on Highway 85. She and the child were uninjured, thankfully, and the car was able to get into a gas station out of harm’s way. The pickup truck drove off.
She gave a police report but wasn’t satisfied with how long it might take to find the driver. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. A witness said they knew the driver of the truck and that he lived nearby, but didn’t know where.
A half a mile away, the mother did find the truck in a driveway a few hours later. Smartly, she called 911 before trying to confront the driver. The police did verify that the damage on the truck matched the damage on her vehicle, but they were unable to get the driver to come to the door.
Police plan to come back to challenge the driver with more officers.
This was a risky action, but the mother was determined to let the driver know that he couldn’t drive away from an accident and get away with it. This time, it looks like it will pay off.
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