It was 7:20 on a Sunday evening, and a 59-year-old local Atlanta woman was walking across the street with a shopping cart. Suddenly, she was hit by a truck. The impact of that collision threw the woman into another lane. It was there that another car struck her, killing her.
According to a report from the Atlanta Police Department, the incident occurred at Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Wood Street. The driver of the truck, which was a 1995 GMC Sierra pickup, remained on the scene of the accident. However, the driver of the other car sped away.
The pickup truck driver said he saw the shopping cart, but not the woman pushing it. When swerved to avoid the cart, he instead hit the victim. A witness told police that the truck driver did not appear to be speeding. The second car that hit and killed the woman, on the other hand, was.
The victim was well-known and respected in her neighborhood. She was known as the “neighborhood grandmother,” and was looked up to. One of the victim’s neighbors said she does not understand how someone could not stop after hitting such a role model. She advises whoever did it to turn themselves in, because “that was a great lady.”
While the Atlanta Police Department has not released a description of the second driver, they have released a general description of their car: a black four-door. As it hit the woman at a high speed, the car will likely have front-end damage. Police are asking anyone who has information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
Pedestrian accidents are generally some of the worst on Atlanta’s roads when it comes to injuries. If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta or the surrounding area, contact the Rafi Law Firm today for a free consultation.