By REBECCA HAZEN
The Georgia State Patrol is asking for help from the local community in identifying the driver in a hit-and-run that occurred on early Tuesday morning, Sept. 21.
The hit-and-run occurred around 6 a.m. on Highway 11 southbound, south of Rising Fawn, near Williams Rd.
A pedestrian was walking south in the southbound lane, with his back to traffic. A vehicle hit the pedestrian, and failed to stop.
“We want to get the driver to come forward, and we want to talk to him,” Trooper First Class Stephen Capehart, with Georgia State Patrol, said.
The name of the pedestrian, a male, has not been released. The man was transported to the hospital, and according to Capehart, has a broken back and broken shoulders.
The suspected vehicle is either a gray Toyota 4Runner or a Toyota Tacoma. The community should be on the lookout for a vehicle with front and passenger side damage.
“There were car parts at the scene, which are being held as evidence,” Capehart said.
The pedestrian was unable to see the license plate of the vehicle, but Capehart believes that the driver was from Dade County, and was possibly heading to Alabama for work, or the person was from Alabama, and heading home from third shift in Dade County.
If anyone has any information on this incident, call the Dade County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 657-3233 or Georgia State Patrol at (404) 624-7451.