Police in Carrollton are asking for help in identifying the drivers of two separate light-colored vehicles, one which struck a pedestrian and the other struck a bicyclist. Neither driver sought to assist the victims. The incidents occurred at two different times and locations over the weekend.
According to Lieutenant Brad Easterwood, the initial hit-and-run occurred near the intersection of Maple and South Street at around 9:00 pm Friday. The 22-year old female victim— a University of West Georgia student– was struck while in the crosswalk.
Surveillance video suggests the vehicle involved is a silver second-generation Toyota Tacoma, possibly a model between the years of 2005 and 2015 and with an extended cab.
Video shows the woman was struck and thrown a significant distance from impact, before a number of bystanders came to her rescue. The victim is currently being treated in the hospital for a broken femur. Police believe the truck could have damage to the front driver’s side.
Easterwood said investigators are reviewing numerous surveillance videos from the area to capture additional details about the vehicle and driver involved.
An hour after the first hit-and-run Friday evening, Easterwood said a bicyclist was struck by a white Chevrolet Tahoe on Cedar street.
Witnesses said the SUV drove east on Bankhead immediately after the accident.
The victim was flown to an Atlanta Hospital for treatment. Easterwood did not know his condition as of Sunday afternoon.
Anyone with information about either incident, should contact Officer Hernandez at the Carrollton Police Department.