On Monday, March 8th, a news report disclosed that a 2-year-old child died after getting hit by a car in Cobb County. The accident occurred on Saturday, March 5th, in the parking lot of Six Flags over Georgia.
According to the Cobb County Police, they received a call about the accident around 4:18 p.m. The investigators said a 51-year-old driver and four children aged 10, 6, 3, and 2 were at the theme park. When they returned to the parking lot to leave, the driver thought all four children had entered the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. But the 2-year-old was not in the vehicle.
As the driver backed out of the parking lot, they struck the child. The police said the medics took the male minor to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite Hospital. He passed away while undergoing treatment.
The Cobb Police said the accident remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information should contact the investigators on the listed line.
Motor vehicle accidents are not very common in parking lots, but they do happen. Drivers can prevent them by observing as they back out of a parking space. When reversing, keep checking the side mirror and windows. Ensure you’re going straight and maintaining a safe distance.
If reversing out of an angle park, it would help to indicate right before moving forward. When you get on the road, still look to ensure no speeding driver is coming at you. If an accident happens, remain calm and call the police. Check for injuries and wait for the first responders to arrive before leaving.
Avoid taking blame until you’ve spoken to a Georgia car accident attorney. Call one as soon as you leave the crash site.