Houston County News
A motor vehicle pedestrian accident in Houston County, Georgia Sunday night, December 15, 2019, tragically claimed the life of one person.
As reported by 13WMAZ.com, “the Houston County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call about an unresponsive person around 10 or 11 p.m. at a trailer park near Georgia State Route 49 and Highway 11.”
According to the report, “when deputies got to the scene, the woman, identified as Kimberly Touchton, was taken to the emergency room at Houston Medical Center” but was tragically unable to recover from her injuries.
AJC.com is reporting, “[w]hile [the] Middle Georgia woman walked her dog Sunday night, a vehicle driving on a nearby overhead bridge somehow lost its tire. That tire traveled at least 300 yards, striking the woman in the head and killing her in what’s being called a freak accident.”
According to the report, “that accident has led to the driver’s arrest since authorities believe he saw what happened and didn’t report it.”
The driver has been charged with “failure to report an accident causing injury or death” per the media reports.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, the family of Kimberly Touchton may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for their loss. The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of Kimberly Touchton should retain a law firm without delay to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. Photographs of the roadways and vehicle involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before this evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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