On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, a fatal pedestrian accident in Douglasville, GA occurred involving a 17-year-old girl. According to authorities, the girl had just gotten off of the school bus and was crossing the street when she was hit by a car.
The Georgia State Patrol said that the girl had got off the bus on Cedar Mountain Road near Dorris Road in Douglas County and was attempting to cross the street when she was hit. The 17-year-old girl has been identified as Brandy Hart, of Douglasville.
Brandy Hart was riding the bus home from an after-school event. Authorities have indicated that the school bus was stopped and had its red lights activated when the tragic accident occurred. A woman at the wheel her Saturn hit the girl just seconds after the teenager got off of the bus. When rescue crews arrived, they transported Brandy to WellStar Douglas General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
51-year-old Shirley Barker McManners was arrested and charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, failure to stop for a school bus signal and reckless driving. McManners made her first court appearance Thursday morning. No bond was set in this case, and McManners remains in Douglas County Jail at this time.
Kalka & Baer would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brandy Hart, and remind motorists in the Atlanta metro area to stop and watch for pedestrians when a school bus has its red lights activated.
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