A good Samaritan’s attempt to render aid to the victims of a hit-and-run went awry, and at first glance, the story sounds like a tragic scene from a book or movie. An ongoing investigation into two Georgia car wrecks reveals the best and worst of human nature. After narrowly escaping death, a man was killed seconds later.
According to witnesses and police, a 23-year-old man was driving a vehicle containing two passengers. They were struck by another vehicle, the driver of which fled the scene. A good Samaritan stopped to help and told the victim and his passengers to get out of their disabled vehicle, which was in the roadway, and to get into hers to safely wait for help. As the victim was making his way into the kind woman’s vehicle, another car struck him and one of the vehicles stopped in the road.
The 23-year-old man was killed as the second driver also fled the scene. Reports indicate that the passenger of the second striking vehicle was also injured, and police think they have successfully identified at least one of the hit-and-run drivers. As police search for information about the first driver that initially caused the crash, the second fleeing driver has been charged with several crimes, including vehicular homicide and driving while suspended.
When car wrecks claim lives, a victim’s loved ones may become overwhelmed. In addition to dealing with the emotional pain that accompanies the loss of a loved one, they may also be bogged down with financial burdens like final expenses and damages to personal property. In a case like this, it may be a good idea to contact an experienced Georgia attorney who can help representatives of the victim’s estate fight to hold each responsible party accountable in a court of law.
For more information on how Dozier Law Firm can help you recover from car and truck accidents near Atlanta, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, wrongful deaths, dog bites, and more, call one of our locations in Macon (478-742-8441), Savannah (912-239-4395), Albany-Tifton (229-299-9590), or Atlanta (404-800-0308). You can also visit us online at https://dozierlaw.com/.