The latest reports from Channel 2 Action News reveal that a pedestrian was killed after an Atlanta police officer’s patrol car struck him near Fair Street on Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta. The accident happened around 9:30 pm after which the officer called for an ambulance.

The victim was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital but succumbed to injuries before reaching the hospital. According to Atlanta police, there is no crosswalk at the location of the accident.
Investigations are currently underway while the name of the officer has not yet been released. The victim was later identified as 62 year old Bernard Moore. Police reports indicate that the officer was traveling northbound along Metropolitan Parkway when the accident happened near Fair Drive.
Investigators from the Atlanta Police Accident Response Team say the officer in the patrol car was not responding to any emergency and was on routine patrol. The victim is said to have been over 100 feet away from the closest intersection.
Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide in Fatal DUI Crash that Killed Bride
29 year old Ryan Quinton of Jasper pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in Cherokee County superior court after he was charged in a fatal DUI crash. The accident on Dec. 30th, 2013 resulted in the death of his new bride of only a few hours. According to Georgia State Patrol, Quinton lost control of his sports car, a Pontiac Firebird, which rolled down an embankment. The couple had just left their wedding reception in Ball Ground.
Kali Shay Dobson, 25, was ejected from her seat and succumbed to injuries at the scene of the accident. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab results, Quinton’s blood alcohol content level was 0.114, which Atlanta GA accident attorneys say is over the legal limit of 0.08. Following the accident, he was arrested on multiple charges including driving under the influence, first degree vehicular homicide, and reckless driving.
Welcome to marriage!
Quinton pleaded guilty to a DUI charge in May 2014. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and will serve the first three months in detention followed by probation. His driving privileges have also been suspended for at least five years.
Union City Coach Files Personal Injury Lawsuit against Entertainment Park
Accident attorneys on behalf of Union City coach Jonathan Magwood have filed a lawsuit against Rockbridge Adventures in Peachtree Cit. The popular Georgia football coach seriously injured his neck and broke two vertebrae after jumping into a foam pit to celebrate a 10-and-under team victory.
You are not supposed to dive in!
According to the lawsuit filed in Fayette County, Magwood had asked the pit attendant if it was safe and was given the go ahead. His lawyers allege the foam pit did not have sufficient foam blocks while there was no backup safety system. The coach almost choked on his own blood and was saved by a player on the team. He is currently undergoing a treatment program at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries and Damages in Georgia
Atlanta GA accident attorney say that dealing with accident claims can be a daunting task. There are strict deadlines that include the statute of limitations and even shorter deadlines if it involves suing a public entity. Therefore, it is always prudent to contact an attorney and seek legal counsel immediately to know your rights.

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