Today I read a Gwinnett County hit-and-run accident story with some bad news and some good. The bad news was that on Tuesday morning, Aubrey Turner of Pine Mountain in Gwinnett County was hit by a motorist while walking to work–and as if that weren’t bad enough, the motorist kept on going rather than pulling over to help. According to the victim’s brother, who spoke to the press, “They just left him … you know, for dead.”
The good news is that Mr.Turner was discovered shortly thereafter on the side of the road by a coworker, also on the way to work, in time to get the help he needed at Gwinnett County Medical center. At the time of this writing he is in serious condition, having already undergone treatment for a shattered left arm and a ruptured spleen.
The good news, of course, doesn’t even come close to making up for the bad. “Serious condition” is just that, and Turner could have any number of terminal conditions as a result of this tragic incident. Georgia hit-and-run accidents can cause severe burns, catastrophic brain injuries and, of course, death.
As for the person who hit this man and left him to die, law enforcement is still gathering evidence and trying to piece together leads. They have recovered a few car parts, but it is still unclear as to whether they were from a previous wreck. If you are a family member of Turner’s, or if you have have any information whatsoever on this incident, please call the Accident Investigation Unit hot line immediately at 770-338-7430, ext. 5670, or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Mr. Turner and his family deserve justice, and the safety of Gwinnett County motorists demands it. Hopefully this justice will be swiftly served.
Georgia hit-and-run edestrian incidents can be particularly devestating as the victim and their family struggle to pay for their injuries with their own insurance–or, worse, none. If you or a loved one are going through this, please take heart that there are trained professionals here to help you. At the Law Offices of P. Charles Scholle, P.C., we have decades of experience representing the victims of hit-and-run accidents. Please contact us today for a free, confidential consultation at one of our offices in Gwinnett County, Buckhead or the Perimeter, and see how we can put our experience to work for you.