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Three Recent Georgia Pedestrian Accidents Were Hit-and-Runs

Posted on Mar 13, 2013

Early on Tuesday morning, February 19, 2013, a fatal pedestrian accident in southwest Atlanta occurred involving a veteran postal worker and a hit-and-run driver. According to police, the deadly crash took place at the crosswalk at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Bakers Ferry Road.

Authorities indicated that 53-year-old Cassandra Head was using the crosswalk at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when a dark-colored SUV hit her. The driver of that SUV did not stop and fled the scene of the fatal accident.

Police later made an arrest in this case and charged 40-year-old Eric Demons with homicide by vehicle, duty in accidents involving personal injury or death, failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk, and driving on a suspended license. Demons was held at Fulton County Jail until his first court appearance on February 27, 2013.

Head was a mother of five, grandmother of 16, and a veteran postal worker.

This recent fatal Atlanta pedestrian accident happened just three days after another tragic pedestrian accident that also involved a hit-and-run driver. This crash put 19-year-old Emily Bowman, of Woodstock, in a coma, after a car jumped the curb, hit Bowman, and fled the scene. However, no one has been arrested in that case.

Additionally, the February 19 pedestrian accident comes one month after another fatal pedestrian accident in Norcross, which occurred on I-85 North between Pleasantdale Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard. No one has been arrested for the death of pedestrian 24-year-old Leviticus D. Charleston, of Stone Mountain, in that fatal hit-and-run.

The Law Offices of Shane Smith would like to extend our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones in these tragic Georgia pedestrian accidents and wishes Emily Bowman a complete recovery.

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Shane Smith
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