A motorist was hit by a passing truck on Interstate 75 south Saturday near Cleveland Road when he got out of his car to see what was wrong with his stalled vehicle.
Atlanta Police received a call that someone was lying on the ground on the side of the interstate around 6:30 AM. When an officer responded to the scene, the man was found to be dead. The vehicle's hood was up and apparently the victim had been standing in front of his car when he was truck by a box truck.
The driver of the truck remained at the scene. The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
The Georgia Department of Transportation manages the H.E.R.O., or the Highway Emergency Response Operator. You might have seen these yellow trucks with flashing lights all over metro Atlanta. Their primary purpose is to clear roadways of traffic incidents as fast as possible, but they also assist motorists with their vehicles that are disabled on the road.
If your car becomes disabled on the highway, avoid an accident, injury, or even death, by not getting out of your car to try to fix your car yourself. Call the HERO unit at 511 on your phone. It's better to be safe than sorry.
If you have been arrested for a traffic-related offense and need expert legal advice, contact Richard Lawson at the Law Offices of Richard Lawson. Put his dedication and years of experience to work for you. Our Georgia Traffic Ticket Lawyers are here to help 24 hours a day.