No charges in incident
Pedestrian struck by car on Moore Rd.
by Wes Mayer
A 24-year-old man walking on Moore Road in south Coweta County was injured after being struck from behind by a vehicle late Monday.
There were no charges filed against the 15-year-old driver due to the nature of the accident, which occurred around 6:45 p.m., said Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jordan Ennis. According to Ennis, the victim was walking with his back to oncoming traffic in the southbound lane inside the white line. He was also wearing dark clothing — the driver simply did not see him.
According to a deputy with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, another motorist reported having to drive around the would-be victim minutes before he was struck, Ennis said.
When struck, the victim was thrown into the ditch on the side of the road and suffered from severe trauma to the lower extremities — at least a broken leg, Ennis said. After investigating the scene, it was determined the driver was not excessively speeding and made no effort to drive off the road to hit the victim.
The Coweta County Fire Department responded with Engine 4, Rescue 1, Car 1 and Car 704, according to Fire Capt. Robby Flanagan.
Coweta EMS 604 was also dispatched to the scene, and later transported the victim to the Atlanta Medical Center after Life Flight helicopter transport was cancelled due to inclement weather.