Update: According to NorthwestGeorgiaNews.com, “[p]olice have arrested a south Cobb man they say struck and killed a pedestrian on Floyd Road in Mableton, then fled the scene and tried to hide his damaged truck under a tarp.”
A motor vehicle accident sadly claimed the life of a man Friday night, August 23, 2019.
As reported by 11Alive.com, the fatal pedestrian accident happened “Friday at around 11:20 p.m. on Floyd Road south of White Boulevard in Mableton.”
According to the report, “a dark color Dodge Ram pick-up truck was traveling north on Floyd Road in the right lane…a pedestrian was crossing Floyd Road and entered the path of the vehicle.”
The victim was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
11Alive.com is reporting the identity of the victim as “44-year-old Corie Bethea of Atlanta.”
The driver of the vehicle did not stop after the accident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, the family of Corie Bethea 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 and pedestrian claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of Corie Bethea 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 vehicles 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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