Just after 3:00 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department received a call after a vehicle struck a pedestrian and fled the scene of the accident. Because witnesses were able to give a description of the truck to police, officers located the truck a short time later.
The pedestrian who was hit was identified as 19-year-old Emily Bowman of Woodstock. According to a release from the Athens Clarke County Police Department, Bowman was walking in the grass on Oak Street when a 1997 red Mazda pickup truck headed eastbound left the roadway, jumped the curb, came up in the grass area, hit her, and then took off.
Emily Bowman, a former Kennesaw State University student, was in Athens that day for a friend’s birthday. She suffered serious injuries in this crash and was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center. According to reports, Bowman suffered life-threatening injuries including serious head trauma.
Debra Bowman, the mother of Emily Bowman, told the Kennesaw Patch that her daughter continues to have bleeding and swelling around her brain. “We just got word from the doctor a little bit ago that there’s no improvement in her. It’s pretty much hour by hour right now,” said Debra Bowman.
Police are still investigating this Athens pedestrian accident in order to locate the hit-and-run driver. If you have any information about this accident, please call 706-208-1718.
Shane Smith Law would like to wish Emily Bowman a full and fast recovery.