My Fox Atlanta reports that the accident occurred at the intersection of Wesley Chapel Road and South Hairston Road. Police at the scene said that the man was standing in the middle lane at the time of the accident. A vehicle was attempting to merge into the westbound lanes, from the middle lane, when it struck the man.
The man had to be transported to a local hospital immediately following the accident to receive medical attention. His injuries are said to be critical.
The driver remained on the scene until police arrived. Officials said that the driver may be charged in connection with this accident.
The identities of those involved in the accident have not yet been released. The accident is still under the stages of investigation by local authorities.
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, 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 in Georgia 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.