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May 31, 2022

Ringgold, GA – Dorothy Yates Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Mt Pisgah Rd 

Ringgold, GA (May 31, 2022) – Around 1:25 p.m. on the afternoon of Sunday, May 31, a woman was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Ringgold. 

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Mount Pisgah Road and Trinity Lane. A Ford Taurus driver was traveling west on Mount Pisgah when the driver started to make a left turn into the driveway. A vehicle struck the Taurus on the side, pushing it off the edge of the road. The Taurus sustained severe damages as a result of the collision. Police confirmed that the other vehicle then fled the scene of the crash. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the maroon Taurus, who has since been identified as 88-year-old Dorothy Yates, was seriously injured in the collision. She was rushed to the hospital but tragically passed away from her injuries while there. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene. 

Police did not say if they have identified the driver of the other vehicle. Their investigation into the accident remains ongoing. 

We offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim who lost her life in this accident. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Hit-and-run accidents have been increasing on our roads in Georgia over recent years. In 2015, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that approximately 737,100 hit-and-run accidents took place in the entire U.S. In 2016, it is estimated that approximately 2,049 fatalities stemmed from these accidents. When a driver does not remain at the scene of a crash after it happened, it can lead to serious and even deadly results. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal hit-and-run accident, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

Facing the aftermath of a fatal hit-and-run crash can affect your life in many ways. You and your family may wonder where you can turn during these difficult times, which is why you should have the help of a Ringgold car accident attorney on your side. As you grieve the unexpected loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. These immense losses can leave you in a difficult position that you are not prepared for. This is why you should speak with a Ringgold wrongful death attorney that you can trust. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, our attorneys are here to help you get back on your feet after a serious hit-and-run accident. Especially when a loved one has been taken from you, you should be aware of the fact that you have many options. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for an array of aspects, including the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs
  • Funeral and burial costs

If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Ringgold at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can assist you. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.