A man in a black SUV smashed into the front of woman's red Mustang while fleeing officers, injuring the other driver. Witnesses said that immediately after the crash, Jarvis Mack jumped out of the SUV and started running.
Monroe County deputies had tried to stop Mack just north of Forsyth on I-75 for failing to maintain his lane. Mack also struck at least two other vehicles before the head-on collision on Napier Avenue in Macon, GA.
Police caught Mack and he was taken to the Monroe County jail. In addition to his current charges, he has outstanding warrants in Bibb County for violating probation in an aggravated assault case.
What to Do If You Are Involved in a Hit-and-Run
Hit-and-runs can be a scary, frustrating experience. Your vehicle is damaged or you've been hurt, but the person responsible has disappeared or fled. What do you do?
- First, stay calm. The moments right after the accident are the most important for gathering information. This will help the police catch the person responsible and affect how the insurance company treats your claim.
- Write down the vehicle's make, model, and license plate number. Record any unique features about the vehicle such as bumper stickers or damaged parts.
- Look around for any other witnesses and ask what they saw. Ask for their name and contact information.
- Finally, take pictures of your vehicle, the damage and the scene of the accident. Record the date and time of the accident as well.
You might be tempted to drive after the other vehicle. Don't. This may cause you drive recklessly and end up in another accident or face retaliation from the driver who hit you. Instead, call the police as soon as you can and file an accident report.
If you have been hurt or suffered damages during a hit-and-run, know that Gary Martin Hays & Associates is here for you. Give us a call at 770-934-8000 for a free consultation.