When involved in an auto accident in the state of Georgia, it is not only expected that you will stop, it is required by law that you stop. Further, if there are injuries involved in the accident, it is expected that you will stop and render aid or contact emergency services to ensure that aid for injured parties is received. Failure to stop for an accident that leads to serious injury or death is a felony and you could face anywhere from one to five years in prison for the offense. The parents of a motorcyclist injured in an accident are hoping that the driver comes forward, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.
According to relatives, 30-year-old Charles “CJ” Moore was injured in an accident on Interstate 20 near H.E. Holmes Drive at around 8 p.m. on Saturday. Atlanta Police responded to the incident, but few details have been released.
Moore’s family says that two cars were involved. The first car, which did not stop, knocked Moore off of his motorcycle. The second car ran him over. The driver of the second vehicle stopped.
Moore was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he has already undergone surgery for his injuries. Moore’s mother said that Moore was suffering from hemorrhaging on the brain, a broken jaw and leg, along with a punctured lung.
Moore’s family is urging the driver of the first vehicle to come forward.
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