A Georgia man is dead after a vehicle crashed into a building in Fulton County on Feb. 14. The driver of the vehicle left the scene but was apprehended later.
Sandy Springs police reported the suspect in the fatal accident is facing charges of vehicular homicide in the first degree. In addition, the man is charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident.
According to a representative of the police in Sandy Springs, the man who died, a resident of Jonesboro, was in a building that was described as a local car wash in the 6000 block of Roswell Road when he was struck. A Ford Mustang that went out of control hit the building. The driver of the Ford Mustang allegedly left the accident site. He was later found at an apartment complex where police apprehended him. The individual in the building was taken to an Atlanta hospital. According to authorities, he died at the facility.
Although, in this case, no reason was given for the driver losing control of his vehicle, there are common reasons why this happens, including speeding, drunk or distracted driving. Taking one's eyes from the road for any reason may lead to an accident, and speeding makes it harder to bring a vehicle under control. Leaving the scene of fatal accidents in Georgia where someone is injured or killed may result in a felony charge, as in this case, and prison time.
The family of someone killed by a hit-and-run driver, who negligently ignores the rules of the road, may face financial distress due to funeral and burial costs as well as the loss of income the deceased may have contributed. Speaking to an attorney about filing a wrongful death suit to recover such damages may be beneficial.