A 55-year-old bicyclist was hit by a vehicle on Sunday, March 30 around 7:43 p.m. in Marietta, Georgia. The Atlanta suburb accident killed the bike rider even though he was transported to Kennestone Hospital for treatment. The driver who struck him has not been located. Police are looking for what they believe to be a black SUV that was captured on outdoor surveillance videos in the hopes that they can speak with the driver about what occurred.
According to law enforcement officials, the accident unfolded right after the driver left the NCG cinema. The driver was seen exiting the facility after viewing the film "Croods," and the police said that the individual was accompanied by two children. Using movie theater security cameras, the police were able to capture images of the trio, which they later released in the hopes that someone would come forward. Officials have not released the identity of the deceased or made a statement about whether the SUV driver will be charged with negligence or any other crimes.
Pedestrian motor vehicle accidents that result in wrongful deaths can have a host of related side effects. In addition to the emotional pain and suffering that survivors feel, these incidents can lead to high funeral expenses, the need for vocational rehabilitation or ongoing medical costs.
Even non-fatal accidents can lead to extremely high medical expenses or lost opportunities for work. Proving fault can also be difficult in some situations because not all accidents are witnessed. As a result, many victims of hit-and-run or pedestrian motor accidents contact attorneys to help them reconstruct their accidents and build viable court cases around them.
Source: Timesfreepress.com, "Police seek SUV driver after deadly hit-and-run of bicyclist in Marietta," April 1, 2013