Teenager Injured in Truck Hit-and-run Accident on Bells Ferry Road in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, Ga -- July 11, 2022, a teenager was killed due to an accident where a truck struck them on Bells Ferry Road, then left the scene.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 3:13 p.m. along Bells Ferry Road near Highway 92.
According to officials, a 15-year-old was walking when a white GMC or Chevy box truck somehow hit her. That truck continued driving and left the scene.
The teenager was sent to a hospital with serious injuries. Authorities continue to look for the driver that left the scene.
Commentary on Truck Hit-and-run Accident on Bells Ferry Road in Atlanta
To be clear, I can't say here if the driver leaving the scene was actually intentional. With pedestrian accidents, truck drivers sometimes have no idea they hit someone. Still, that doesn't change the fact that authorities need to contact this driver and speak with them. Getting answers about what exactly happened will no doubt be crucial for getting this kid some much needed help.
Simply keeping these details in the public eye as much as possible is a prudent step toward doing just that. Most of the time, someone is able to connect the dots and come forward with important information. It could be a neighbor, a co-worker, a family member, an employer, or even the driver themselves. At the end of the day, finding out whether or not this was an honest mistake or a driver trying to avoid responsibility is going to be crucial going forward.