Woman killed in hit-and-run on North Marietta Parkway
by From staff reports
February 18, 2013 01:35 AM | 7308 views | 11 11 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police are seeking help with an investigation into a hit-and-run accident in which pedestrian was killed.

In a news release, Marietta Police Officer Michael Gardner said a woman, whom he didn't identify citing family notification, was struck by a truck at 6:53 p.m. Saturday on North Marietta Parkway near Allgood Road. The driver of the truck stayed at the scene, but Gardner said the woman was then “possibly” struck by two or three more vehicles that left the scene.

The woman was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where Gardner said she was in critical condition. Repeated attempts to reach police officials were unsuccessful Sunday.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call (770) 794-5357.

There are no crosswalks at the North Marietta Parkway intersection with Allgood Road. The intersection with Allgood Road is located about a quarter mile from the nearest pedestrian crossings on North Marietta Parkway, which are at Fairground Street to the east and Cole Street to the west.

Marietta City Councilman Anthony Coleman, who represents the area, located close to Turner Chapel AME Church, said crossing there can be dangerous.

“Traffic moves pretty rapidly on the North Loop,” he said. “I wouldn't want to risk my life crossing there.”

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ENDER7727
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February 18, 2013
Ya, sure....The truck driver who hit the woman stayed at the scene, where the woman "may" have been struck by 2 or 3 more cars....Please...He must have hit her so hard, or backed up and hit her again, that he needs a better story.
Clarity Please
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February 18, 2013
This is a confusing article MDJ... Headline says the woman was killed but article says 'critical condition'. First line of article also says '2 hit and run accidents' and 'pedestirans' but no other accidents or victims are mentioned in the rest of the article.

This was not a well written or proofread article. Might want to up your game if you're wanting to keep and increase readership.
Friendly Web Editor
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February 18, 2013
Thanks for the feedback, this was originally an article about 2 separate incidents. They were combined into one and information was not updated completely.

Sorry for the error, and the corrections have been made.
Page Street
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February 18, 2013
People have always crossed from the intersection of Allgood and North Marietta Parkway; aka Page Street since I can remember and it has nothing to do with being “lazy”. The fact is that someone lost their life and the heartless idiots that did this didn’t even have the decency to stop to assist this victim in which to me is the bigger picture. With this said, would it have made any difference if she was at the crosswalk? Have some compassion!
Laziness
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February 18, 2013
YES, she would be ALIVE if she had gone to the crosswalk.

Once at the crosswalk, you cross while the light is RED. Therefore, the cars on Marietta Parkway are STOPPED. That is the difference.

Apparently there needs to be education in that area about what a crosswalk is and how to use it.
Laziness
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February 18, 2013
It is less than a quarter of a mile to a safe crossing, in fact it is about 900 feet from Allgood to Fairground, three football fields or one very short par 4 on a golf course. Plus it was 30 minutes after sunset.

Is that too far to walk for a safe crossing? That walk would take a little over three minutes.

Whatever was on the other side of the road was not worth dying for.

Page Street
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February 19, 2013
Laziness, you're totally missing my point, Rochelle was killed, hit by several vehicles in which it is known that one of the drivers that hit her, apparently was drinking, which is why they left the scene. I'm not disagreeing that the protocol is to use safety crosswalks, however the bigger picture is that someone's child, mother, sister has lost there life and now is NOT the time for to judge the people in the area about the lack of knowledge on using crosswalks or being lazy. To honestly say that "if she would have used the crosswalk" could have saved her life to me is an opinion, not a known because pedestrians are killed by drunken drivers while using crosswalks. With this said and as I stated, have some compassion for this victim and her family during this difficult time! I pray for this family and pray that the heartless people who hit her and ran, be found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
VFP42
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February 19, 2013
Talk about laziness..

Where were all these blubbery West Cobb and Pauldingers driving themselves to and from on a Saturday evening?

The lady who was killed WALKING somewhere was the non-lazy one.
Absolutely sick!
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February 19, 2013
I am sick to my stomach that anybody DARES to point out everything that this woman should have done. What about what 3-4 drivers should have done? Pedestrians have the right of way. PERIOD! Where is this woman's right to life? I guess she doesn't deserve to live? This is not about a woman who should have used the cross walk. This is about drivers who should slow down and be ever vigilant and about a state that doesn't care two bits about our most vulnerable citizens. There are hardly any police here, but there are plenty of guns, pit bulls and fast moving cars out to kill our citizens. Not to mention the HORRIBLE schools! This is a lawless and Godless state, as far as I'm concerned. God bless Rochelle and I ask Him to make the citizens and law makers in the state of Georgia wake up and work toward making their state a better place to live. "Laziness" You should be ashamed of yourself! I hope Rochelle's family doesn't have to read your ignorant comments:(
Uknown
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February 19, 2013
Umm, You need to watch yourself. Theres no reason to be rude. I knew the lady who got killed and her family is very upset, and you have no business being smart with your sarcasm. Thats very rude. Watch yourself and its not her fault for getting hit.
Uknown
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February 19, 2013
And Laziness, she was using the sidewalk. She dropped something in the road because she came from the groccery store, and the trucks mirror hit her. Your very disrespectful.
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