When people take a job with the city, they don’t expect it to lead to any sort of serious injury or death. Even people who work on county road details expect that people will use common courtesy when driving on the highway. Sadly, this wasn’t the case for a Union City worker in Fulton County this past weekend.
35-year old Brandon McCrary worked for the City of Union in their public services department. Everyone who knew him said he was a friendly person with a perpetual smile on his face. He was cleaning up garbage on the side of the road when tragedy struck.
While on the side of the road, McCray was slammed into by someone driving a vehicle. The car hit the victim and then took off. McCrary’s coworkers stood in horror as they watched their friend bleed by the side of the road as the suspect took off in haste.
Unfortunately, the impact was so severe that McCrary didn’t survive the crash. He was pronounced dead shortly after the accident. His employer said there were tears in their eyes as they had to deliver the news to McCrary’s family.
The cops spent hours after the incident trying to track down the suspect. Thankfully, the tire tracks left by his vehicle lead the police to his home in Fairburn. There, they arrested 27-year old Joel John, Jr. He was arrested and taken to the local jail in Fulton County. He has been charged with hit and run and homicide by vehicle.
The victim’s family will likely have a wrongful death claim against John. They may also have a workers comp claim against the City of Union.
If your loved one is hurt or killed while on the job, call our workers comp lawyers right away.