On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, a bicyclist was hit by a car that sped away. This hit-and-run bicycle accident in Marietta took place near the intersection of Canton Road and Piedmont Road. According to authorities, the accident occurred around 5:30 a.m.
Anthony Randolph Dixon, 49, of Marietta, was riding southbound on Canton Road when he was hit by a car from behind. Police stated that he was struck near Krystal’s restaurant by a dark compact car, and they believe that this car would have front-end damage to the front passenger-side fender, hood, and possibly windshield.
The Cobb County police are actively seeking the motorist who fled after injuring the bicyclist. Sadly, the cyclist was critically injured and was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, but there has been no update about his condition or how bad the injuries are at this time.
Following the accident, multiple lanes of Canton Road were blocked – delaying traffic while an investigation occurred. The Cobb police Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) unit is investigating and anyone with information is asked to call 911.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted the Atlanta Bicycle Association as reporting that 28 people died in bicycle accidents in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties between 2003 and 2008. And a Marietta man was killed last year while riding on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Sadly, not all injured bicyclists are reported in Georgia bicycle accidents.
Shane Smith Law wishes the injured cyclist a complete and speedy recovery.