Pedestrian struck, killed crossing Cumberland Parkway
by MDJ staff
April 03, 2013 12:07 AM | 3586 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SMYRNA — An elderly woman was struck and killed by a car while walking across Cumberland Parkway on the same day police identified a man who was hit and killed while riding his bicycle on Powder Springs St. the day before.

The Cobb County Police Department’s S.T.E.P. Unit is investigating the pedestrian fatality that occurred on Cumberland Parkway east of South Cobb Drive in Smyrna just before 9 p.m. Monday.

A release from police states that the driver of a 2011 Dodge Charger, who was identified as Danielle Simmons, 32, of Atlanta, was heading east on Cumberland when the pedestrian walked into the street.

The pedestrian was identified as Angie C. Scroggins, 79, of Smyrna. She was taken to Emory Adventist Hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Scroggins was reportedly crossing the road in an area where a crosswalk wasn’t marked.

Investigators don’t expect to file charges against Simmons.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call (770) 499-3987.

Marietta Police identify hit-and-run victim

Marietta Police have identified the bicyclist involved in a hit-and-run Sunday night.

Lawrence Joseph Young, 55, of Marietta was riding his bicycle south on Powder Springs Street near the intersection with Natchez Trace when he was hit by a black SUV.

Officer David Baldwin with Marietta Police said there are no updates on the driver in the fatal hit-and-run, but the driver of a black Cadillac Escalade they were searching for has contacted police and is cooperating with the investigation.

Police say it could take a few days before they decide whether to file any charges against the driver of the SUV.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Scott Davis at (770) 794-5364.
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Cars R Safe N Free
April 03, 2013
It's MARTA that is the danger around these parts and MARTA is the burden to carry on everyone's shoulder.

Cars are way safer and cost way less per capita per mile. Right?

That is what the commercials paying for the local news keep telling me, and the local news keeps telling me that too.

Cars are our real American freedom and when we drive them we are free and sexy. (Financial slavery to our debtors is discounted, of course, as long as we can make the monthlies regardless of how those monthlies compromise our own futures. Regardless of their extreme expense, cars ARE freedom)

They wouldn't lie about cars and exaggerate public transit "incidents" to keep us buying cars and gasoline and tires and oil changes and wipers and lights and dent repairs and car washes and big gulps and cigarettes, would they?
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