A man was found on the side of Georgia 21 near the Westwood sub-division in Rincon, Georia. No witnesses have come forward. It appears possible the man was traveling on bicycle but that has not been confirmed at this time.
When emergency medical staff arrived on the scene, they found the man too unstable to travel via life flight to Savannah. The emergency medical staff transported the man to Effingham Hospital where he died.
The name of the man is being withheld until such time as the family can be notified. The man’s body has been turned over to the Georgia State Patrol for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
If you have any information regarding this matter it is important that you contact the Georgia State Patrol.
Georgia Law is Clear:
Hit And Run; Duty Of Driver To Stop At Or Return To Scene Of Accident
(a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or the death of any person or in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident or shall stop as close thereto as possible and forthwith return to the scene of the accident and shall:
(1) Give his or her name and address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving;
(2) Upon request and if it is available, exhibit his or her operator´s license to the person struck or the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with;
(3) Render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the transporting, or the making of arrangements for the transporting, of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such transporting is requested by the injured person; and
(4) Where a person injured in such accident is unconscious, appears deceased, or is otherwise unable to communicate, make every reasonable effort to ensure that emergency medical services and local law enforcement are contacted for the purpose of reporting the accident and making a request for assistance.
The law office of L. Ty Wilson, P.C. send out thoughts and prayers to the family of this man, and hope that they find peace in their attempts to find answers to what has happened to their loved one.
We understand the confusion and destruction that can occur from being in a serious auto accident and are committed to helping car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident and pedestrian accident victims obtain the just and fair compensation they receive under the law.