Chattooga County News
An accident involving a hit-and-run vehicle injured a pedestrian Tuesday evening, April 16, 2019. According to WDEF.com, “[a] woman was hit by a vehicle on McConnell Road off of Highway 337 west of Trion.” The victim was airlifted to a Chattanooga hospital with serious injuries. TheSummervilleNews.com reports, “[t]he vehicle left the scene of the accident…around 9:20 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol has located the fleeing vehicle and has made an arrest.” According to the news report, the driver has been “arrested for DUI, failure to report an accident and serious injury by vehicle.”
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the victim may elect to file civil claims for her injuries. Based upon its experience and success handling pedestrian accident cases, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victim should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect her interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the vehicles and roadways involved and a review of traffic surveillance footage will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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