DeKalb County, GA (November 21, 2020) – Officers are still looking for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Saturday morning in the DeKalb County area.
The victim has been identified as a 16-year-old male. Around 3:00 a.m. in the early morning hours on Saturday, police said they were investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crash on Covington Highway near South Indian Creek Drive in Decatur.
Police said that the victim didn’t have any identification on him but was riding his bike when hit by the car. Prior to the teenager being identified, family and friends searched the nearby area for him.
Police haven’t announced any other injuries connected to this accident and did not released a description of the vehicle involved in the crash.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Wrecks in Georgia
Occurring daily, especially due to the reckless acts of others, fatal car wrecks are an unfortunately common occurrence in Georgia. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 31 lives are taken in just one week’s time as a result of car accidents that happen due to negligent reasons.
These accidents are aggravated even further when they occur due to the careless acts of a hit-and-run driver. These accidents, which occur when a driver flees the scene of a crash without stopping, are highly illegal and can lead to serious results. If you have sustained serious injuries or lost a loved one due to a hit-and-run driver, you have many options as you move forward.
Identifying the party responsible for the accident lies at the center of your wrongful death claim in Georgia. You should always have an attorney by your side if you have lost someone you love in a Georgia car accident. Speaking with an attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected as you move forward. As you grieve your losses, you should not have to worry about the financial aspects that continue to pile up after you have suffered these losses. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in Georgia accidents.
Our Georgia attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have suffered losses due to fatal car accidents. We understand how traumatic these accidents can be and how overwhelmed you may be feeling during these devastating times. If you have lost someone you love in a collision, you have the experienced help of an attorney on your side. Speaking with a Georgia accident attorney is one of the best decisions that you and your family can make. Please contact an accident attorney in Georgia at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help you.
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