• 2 people hit by car, rushed to hospital; child also injured in crash

    By: Mike Petchenik

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    ROSWELL, Ga. - Two people out for a walk on a trail are in a hospital after police said someone lost control of their car and crashed into the pair.

    It happened along Willeo Road near the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.

    "I had just parked my car and was going for a walk along the River Walk and heard all the sirens and things," witness Anna Hutchings said.

    She told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik that she came back to find her car damaged.

    "A car had gone into the wrong lane, hit my car, sideswiped my car and then hit two pedestrians,” Hutchings said.

    She said the adult victims were badly hurt.


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    "It looked like they were walking in the same direction the car was going, so he got hit, almost into the river," Hutchings told Petchenik.

    Police said the driver's 2-year-old daughter was also hurt and taken to a nearby hospital.

    "She was in a car seat, but our investigators are trying to determine whether she was properly restrained," said Officer Lisa Holland, with the Roswell Police Department.

    Police are still investigating what caused the driver to lose control.

    Hutchings told Petchenik she has her suspicions.

    "It's right where the road turns to the right, and it seemed like he was looking on his phone or something because he just went straight instead of turning the curve of the road," Hutchings said.

    Roswell police told Petchenik at last check, they did not have an update on the victims’ conditions.

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