Hit and Run by Walmart in Gilmer County leaves 18 year old with serious injuries


Police are investigating a hit and run which occurred Friday night, August 12th at approximately 10:40 pm.  FYN spoke with the sister of the 18 year old man who was struck while searching for his phone on the service road which runs by the Walmart in Gilmer County.   The hit and run left the young man with a fractured skull and eye socket.  Authorities were called and the victim was transported to Kennestone Hospital where he was treated and kept overnight.

Witnesses describe the car involved in the hit and run as a dark colored,  newer model Chevrolet Camaro possibly dark blue or black.   Police and family members are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle.  The victim’s sister has this plea for the public,

Please let us know if you have any information about this person, he(she) needs to be held responsible for what he did to my brother.

Be on the lookout for a dark colored car which likely has damage to the hood.  Anyone with any information should contact local authorities.    FetchYourNews.com will update as additional information becomes available.


  1. Mike B August 13, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    He/she should just come forward. If it’s a newer car he/she won’t be bothered. Success pays in this world. Just out of respect, let the owners know you apologize for any missed work/labor you have caused the individual to miss. Then, go about your way. People get so worked up in these parts. Can’t wait to be back in Florida.

  2. Sheri August 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Mike B. With an attitude like that you belong in Florida. Nobody is stopping you, GO BACK TO FLORIDA IMMEDIATELY!!!!! It’s people like you that have totally destroyed areas such as Gilmer County.

    • Staci August 13, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Amen Sheri, I’d be glad to help him get back down there.

  3. M. Hughes August 13, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    MIke B.— Worked up, huh? Over someone almost killing this person’s family member? We cant wait for you to go back to Florida either, with that terrible grammar. By the way, your comment makes zero sense.

  4. Nanny August 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Mike B., you need to head back to Florida, I think lack of all that heat and sun is affecting your common sense.

  5. Ann August 13, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    MikeB…Missed work……worked up….are you commenting on the same story as we are reading? This is an 18 year old young man that very well could have lost his life! Not something to take so lightly. I’m sure whom ever hit him did not mean to, but you just do not leave the scene of an accident no matter what. Praying for this young man as this will not be an easy recovery. Oh yeah Mike B head on back to Florida, sounds like there is really nothing in common for you here!

  6. In shock at Mike B.'s ignorance August 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Mike B., did you actually read the entire story? He suffered a FRACTURED SKULL AND EYE SOCKET. It’s not like it was some minor inconvenience fender bender. The boy was on foot looking for his lost cell phone, and this person hit him with their car. Worked up? How worked up would you be if it was your son? Please do us all a favor and hit the road back to Florida immediately. I’ll personally chip in on one-way plane fare or gas for the drive.

  7. Debbie August 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    So Mike B., what kind of car do you drive?

  8. Anthony Palmeri August 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I’m posting this time only to Pray for the individual that was Seriously injured and the culprit brought to justice.

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