According to reports out of Cobb County, two men were struck by a vehicle while crossing a road.
Investigators have released that the incident occurred just before 8:00 pm last night but that it is unclear whether or not they were in the crosswalk at the time of the collision. It is also unclear who had the right of way. One of the men is facing serious although non life threatening injuries while the other man is in critical condition.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense that the driver may face if it is determined that they are at fault in the accidents involving the injured pedestrians. This offense is known as serious injury by vehicle.
Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia
Now, the driver of the vehicle above does face the possibility of being charged with Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia if it is found that he or she was either:
The Georgia Code defines the offense of serious injury by vehicle in the state of Georgias as:
Whoever, without malice, shall cause bodily harm to another by depriving him of a member of his body, by rendering a member of his body useless, by seriously disfiguring his body or a member thereof, or by causing organic brain damage which renders the body or any member thereof useless through the violation of Code Section 40-6-390 or 40-6-391 shall be guilty of the crime of serious injury by vehicle. O.C.G.A. §40-6-394.
If convicted of committing serious injury by vehicle, then the penalty can include up to 15 years in prison. The crime is considered a felony.
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