Shane Smith Law recently read about a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist on the evening of March 31, 2013. According to the Marietta Police Department, the tragic Marietta bicycle accident occurred at 7:43 p.m. Sunday night on Powder Springs Street.
A male bicyclist was riding a bicycle on Powder Springs Street near Natchez Trace when he was struck by a moving motor vehicle. Witnesses indicated that the vehicle involved was a black sports utility vehicle (SUV), which was last spotted headed northbound on Powder Springs Street towards downtown Marietta. Sadly, the driver of the vehicle did not stop after hitting the bicyclist.
The bicyclist was taken to Kennestone Hospital for medical care; however, he died of his injuries. He has since been identified as 55-year-old Lawrence Joseph Young, of Marietta.
The Marietta Police Department Selective Traffic Enforcement Program launched an investigation into this fatal crash in order to find the hit-and-run driver responsible for killing Mr. Young. They found surveillance images with the possible SUV involved. It appeared that the SUV was a black Cadillac Escalade with dark tinted windows and black wheels, and it was seen exiting the NCG Cinema just before the accident.
Marietta Police discovered that the driver was male and that he was transporting two children at the time of the crash, following a movie showing. Police indicated that the driver they were searching for contacted them, and he is cooperating; however, they have not released his name or confirm if they charged him at this time.
The next day in Cobb County, a pedestrian was struck and killed while walking across Cumberland Parkway. An investigation into this fatality is still ongoing.
Shane Smith Law would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost their loved ones in these Cobb County accidents.