SavannahNow.com reported on an incident in Oconee County in which a woman backing out of a parking spot struck an 85-year-old man, knocking him down and causing several injuries.
On October 8, a 47-year-old woman was attempting to back out of a parking spot on Jennings Mill Road in Oconee County when she hit an elderly man of 85 years of age crossing behind her car. The man suffered injuries to his arms, knees, and hands.
Medical personnel transported the man to a hospital in Athens for treatment. The woman was emotionally distraught over the incident.
The Herald & Review reminded motorists this week that it is now peak deer season and driving should be done with caution.
The peak season for deer-related accidents is October through December, with the biggest spike occurring in the middle of November. Due to seasonal changes in habitat, deer are often on the move. This creates a potentially fatal interaction between deer and moving cars. Cops recommend being especially aware in wooded areas and around dawn and dusk.
When you or a loved one are involved in an accident, call John Foy & Associates for a free consultation. For twenty years, the Strong Arm has been representing Atlanta victims and their families in personal injury law.