Pedestrian Injured in Marietta Hit-And-Run
According to a report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta police are looking for a hit-and-run driver after a woman walking in the center turn lane of South Marietta Parkway near Lake Drive was “clipped” by a dark-colored passenger car and spun into the opposite lane of travel.
Investigating officers reported that the pedestrian attempted to get out of the travel lanes but was struck by a van. The car that initially struck the woman left the scene and continued eastbound on South Marietta Parkway. No charges are pending at this time against the van driver. The pedestrian, whose name has not been released, was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries.
There are many reasons why people flee the scene of an accident. Perhaps they have no insurance, or no license, or even worse they have been drinking. Whatever the reason, law enforcement agencies around the nation are reporting a rise in frequency of hit-and-run accidents.
Our firm represents victims of not only hit and run but pedestrian accidents as well. Did you know that you could be eligible for additional compensation if you have been the victim of a hit-and-run driver? Individuals that have been wrongfully injured in a hit-and-run accident have the right to recovery of medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and possibly punitive damages as well.
If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, it is important to speak with an attorney to find out what your rights are. Get the compensation you deserve, call the Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates today, our use our online contact form for a free consultation.