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Why Have There Been So Many Hit-and-Run Accidents in Atlanta?

Why Have There Been So Many Hit-and-Run Accidents in Atlanta?

Many pedestrians have been killed in hit-and-run accidents in Atlanta this past year, which is causing us to ask the question: What's the deal with all of the hit-and-run accidents? Why aren't drivers looking out for pedestrians, and why do so many think they can escape the consequences of their actions by fleeing the scene?

The most recent hit-and-run accidents in Georgia include:

Sunday, September 25, 2011: Jacob Halbrooks, 23, of Conyers, was walking on the southbound side of Interstate 75/85 early Sunday morning near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when he was struck by a vehicle and killed. Halbrooks had been out celebrating with friends for his upcoming marriage. Sadly, he was hit and left for dead on the side of the road.

Sunday, September 4, 2011: Tsyetomir Petrushey, a 17-year-old Gwinnett County high school state wrestling champion, was hit by a car while he was walking near Williams Road and Tug Drive near Norcross. The driver who hit him fled the scene. Petrushey remains in serious condition after undergoing surgeries and a medically induced coma.

Troubling Hit-and-Run Trend

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, approximately 11 percent of nationwide accidents involve a hit-and-run driver. This hit-and-run trend is troubling, as it is inhumane for any driver to leave the scene of an accident knowing they may have just injured or killed a pedestrian.

If you have been injured or lost a family member in a hit-and-run accident in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, you have the right to seek justice and a recovery. Please call Kalka & Baer to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable Atlanta car wreck lawyer.


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