Alto, GA (December 5, 2018) – In Alto, a man was arrested for driving under the influence and causing a serious pedestrian crash. The person was left with serious injuries.
The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday on Georgia 75 near Hamby Street. 41-year-old Christopher Allen Hatter was traveling northbound on the highway when he traveled across the road and struck 45-year-old James Forrest Stephens.
A witness stopped at the scene of the accident to give aid to the person who was struck. Hatter continued driving and barely stopped to take a look at the victim; meanwhile, the witness was forgotten on the side of the road with serious injuries.
Hatter received charges of failing to maintain his lane, DUI, leaving the scene of the accident, and more. Police continue to investigate at this time.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincerest sympathies to the pedestrian involved in this accident with the hopes that they will be able to recover from their serious injuries.
Pedestrian Accident in Georgia
Georgia pedestrian accidents continue to happen on our roads every day across the state, causing serious injuries to those involved. In fact, in 2015 alone, there was a total of 5,376 pedestrian accidents across the entire country, which was a large increase from the year before. Many of these accidents took place in Georgia, a state that has a goal to reduce the amount of accidents that take lives on our roads.
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