A pedestrian was killed early on the morning of October 11 as he was walking along a sidewalk on Peachtree Road near Mathieson Drive.
Officers with the Atlanta Police Department responded to the scene around 1:25 a.m. and found the man in critical condition. He was taken to a hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.
Police say the vehicle involved was a Cadillac driven by 30-year-old Gabriel Zamora. Zamora was reportedly speeding as he headed north on Peachtree Road and he lost control of his vehicle and hit the back of a Jeep Wrangler.
The Jeep left the street and hit three unoccupied vehicles that were parked in the parking lot of a strip mall.
Zamora’s vehicle left the roadway and overturned, striking one man who was fatally injured, as well as two unoccupied vehicles in the parking lot. The identity of the pedestrian struck and killed by the vehicle was not released.
Zamora was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, but his injuries didn’t appear to be serious.
Meanwhile, police said Zamora is facing charges of homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane, and having an open container of alcohol. He could be charged with other offenses later.
A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department said the information released so far preliminary and new details could come to light as the investigation progresses.
Drivers can be charged with homicide by vehicle if they cause death by reckless driving, unlawfully passing a school bus, leaving the scene of the accident, or attempting to elude a police officer. The charge can be either a felony or a misdemeanor.
If you suffered serious injuries in a crash or your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia car accident lawyer can provide guidance and representation.