The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Snapfinger Road, close to Flat Shoals Parkway. The pedestrian, identified as 66-year-old Robert McCartha of Lithonia, was walking across the roadway when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. According to investigators, McCartha was in the middle of the road when he was struck.
McCartha was fatally wounded in the accident and he was declared dead at the scene by authorities.
The driver of the vehicle that struck McCartha remained on the scene after the accident. The identity of the driver has not yet been released.
The details of the accident continue to be investigated by local officials.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
As a service to the residents of Atlanta and surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur inGeorgia that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.