Garden City, GA (October 3, 2018) – A suspect was identified in the fatal hit-and-run accident that took place in Garden City. The tractor-trailer driver was identified as 71-year-old Jerry Corl.
Police said that Corl was taken into custody on the Georgia Ports Authority property. He is receiving charges of 1st-degree homicide, hit-and-run, and following too closely. The name of the victim has not been released and the next-of-kin is being notified.
The accident took place when the driver of the large commercial truck struck the moped driver, dragging him about 600 feet along Main Street. The semi-truck driver is still under investigation at this time.
The police investigation continues in full.
Georgia Hit-and-Run Accident
Hit-and-run accidents are a serious crime that is held to the highest degree on our roadways. If you or someone you love has been involved in one of these serious accidents, you have many rights. We wish to extend our condolences to the family of the moped driver at this time.
Hit-and-run accidents take place when the driver of a motor vehicle strikes a victim and flees the scene. Sometimes, they escape the scene because they were intoxicated at the time of the accident, speeding, or some other negligent action. If police are able to locate and identify the driver, there is a good chance that a family can bring a claim if their loved one’s life has been taken too soon.
In this case, the family of the man who lost his life will be able to bring a wrongful death claim on his behalf so that they can receive compensation for a variety of aspects like funeral costs, loss of companionship, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
At the Nye Law Group, you have many options and we want to stand by your side. Call us for more information on what we can do to help you with your claim at 855-636-9277.