Gabriel Cammon, a 20 year old man, was arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run accident in Cobb County that occurred last Thursday. Police in Smyrna have been on the lookout since then for an individual apparently matching Cammon's description as well as a vehicle matching the description of his vehicle.
According to reports, Raul Dominguez was standing at the intersection of South Cobb Drive when he was allegedly hit and killed by Cammon's car.
Cammon's facing several charges including hit and run and driving with a suspended driver’s license in Georgia.
Hit and Run in Georgia
By law, hit and run in Georgia occurs when an individual gets into an accident and fails to fulfill certain legal requirements. These legal requirements include:
(a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or the death of any person or in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident or shall stop as close thereto as possible and forthwith return to the scene of the accident and shall:
(1) Give his or her name and address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving;
(2) Upon request and if it is available, exhibit his or her operator's license to the person struck or the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with;
(3) Render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the transporting, or the making of arrangements for the transporting, of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such transporting is requested by the injured person; and
(4) Where a person injured in such accident is unconscious, appears deceased, or is otherwise unable to communicate, make every reasonable effort to ensure that emergency medical services and local law enforcement are contacted for the purpose of reporting the accident and making a request for assistance. The driver shall in every event remain at the scene of the accident until fulfilling the requirements of this subsection. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
(b) If such accident is the proximate cause of death or a serious injury, any person knowingly failing to stop and comply with the requirements of subsection (a) of this Code section shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.
Moreover, the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or property damage shall immediately, by the quickest means of communication, give notice of such accident to the local police department.
If you or a loved one has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident in Georgia, contact a Georgia DUI Attorney today.
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