Hit & Run in Gainesville, Georgia
Georgia State Patrol and Hall County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a man pushing a shopping cart on Clark’s Bridge Road.
65 year old Clyde Smith suffered broken bones, as well as head and neck injury, and remains in critical condition. The driver, who has yet to be identified, did not stop and render aid. According to an interview with Sgt. Anthony Coleman of Georgia State Patrol, investigators are typically able to track down hit-and-run drivers.1
Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime, especially when the accident causes injury. “If they had just stayed at the scene, you know, [even] if their license were suspended or if they had a warrant on them or you know, even if they’d been drinking, that is very minor compared to what they’re facing now,” said Sgt. Coleman, speaking to WDUN.1
If you have any information that may lead to the identity of the driver who fled the scene please contact the Georgia State Patrol, Sgt. Anthony Coleman or the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Charges will likely include Hit & Run, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries, and Serious Injury by Motor Vehicle.
If you or someone you know have been injured in a collision involving a hit-and-run driver, please call the lawyers at Wood & Craig today at 404-888-9962 for your free consultation.