THERE Gastropub in Brookhaven is currently raising money for one of their employees that was involved in the serious hit and run accident on I-285 last week.
According to reports, a 2009 blue Mustang hit three drivers and then sped off. As of right now, the suspect has neither been identified or arrested.
The victims of this accident are still reported as in serious condition. Smithwick underwent brain surgery this past week.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the main offense faced by the unidentified driver in today's post - hit and run in Georgia.
Hit and Run in Georgia
Hit and Run in Georgia is considered a violation of O.C.G.A. §40-6-270. This law outlines the actions that a driver in Georgia must take if he or she is involved in an accident. The law is as follows:
(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.
If the accident is the proximate cause of death or a serious injury, any person knowingly failing to stop and comply with these requirements will be guilty of a felony and, if convicted, will be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.
The driver of the 2009 blue Mustang is facing some very serious charges if identified, caught, and arrested. If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious criminal offense, contact our offices today. We specialize in everything from DUI in Georgia to leaving the scene of an accident in Georgia. If you or a loved one is facing an arrest, contact a Georgia DUI Attorney now.