Marietta police ask for help identifying hit and run driver who injured a 6-year-old

MARIETTA — A hit and run crash shortly after 9 p.m. Friday critically injured two pedestrians, one of whom was just 6-years-old.

The crash occurred on Chert Road between Roswell Road and Gresham Road.

The initial on-scene investigation revealed that the two pedestrians, a 30-year-old man and a 6-year-old boy, were walking alongside Chert Road when they were struck from behind by an unknown vehicle.

According to police, the driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene without attempting to render aid or notify police.

Both pedestrians sustained life threatening injuries and were transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for treatment.

Evidence recovered at the scene, along with witness information, indicates that the suspect vehicle is a 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla, possibly black or dark blue in color. The vehicle was also described as having a spoiler on the back and stickers — possibly cartoon in nature — on the back window.

Police are not releasing the names of the two pedestrians at this time.

The photo above is of a 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla. The suspect vehicle should be the same body style as the one pictured.

This crash investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Officer R. Clark at 770-794-5364.


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