Recently around 6:30 am on a Monday, a mother and son were stopped at a light on Jonesboro Road at Southlake Plaza Drive, near I-75 when an SUV hit their Mercury Sable from behind. The driver of the SUV didn’t stop and continued driving southbound, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
As a result of this car collision, the young boy in the backseat of the Mercury was rendered unconscious. When paramedics arrived, he was taken to Southern Regional Medical Center. He was then airlifted to Children’s at Egleston due to his critical condition.
The driver of the SUV was driving a dark-colored 1997 Lexus LX 450 that had “extreme front-end damage.” Police spent most of the day Sunday looking at tow yards, body shops and wrecker companies searching for this type of car and the tag number that was reported.
They eventually found the car at a home in 6400 block of Boca Grand parkway. Police believe that Alvelaro Franquez was the driver of the car that fled the scene. He is beleived to be an employee of Cobb County roofing company, F & F Roofing.
Police are continuing to investigate this hit and run car accident and trying to reconstruct the wreck. The young boy’s mother, Latarsha Jagne, was treated and released from Southern Regional Medical Center.
Our thoughts are with this young man and his family for fast recovery with these injuries.
If you have any information concerning this hit and run accident you are encouraged to contact the Police about it. The investigation regarding Alvelaro Franquez is ongoing.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. There are several types of damages that are recoverable from car accidents including, but not limited to, the reimbursement for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and in some cases like this one punitive (punishment) damages. If you have questions, please contact our Georgia Accident Lawyers for more information and to help you protect your interests and legal rights.
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