Pedestrian hit on Olive Springs Road

Example of the vehicle police are searching for -- not the actual vehicle (provided by the Cobb County Police Department)

According to a public information release from Officer Neil Penirelli of the Cobb County Police Department, the department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a serious injury hit and run collision on Olive Springs Road at Cerice Circle on May 6, 2019 at 3:45 p.m.

The hit and run collision resulted in life-threatening injuries.

Investigators report that a male juvenile was attempting to cross Olive Springs Road.

“As the pedestrian was crossing the roadway, a vehicle traveling south on Olive Springs Road collided with him. After the collision, the vehicle fled the scene without stopping,” the press release states.


The victim was taken to Scottish Rite Hospital.

STEP investigators believe the vehicle was a dark blue or black BMW X3 sport utility vehicle. The vehicle will have damage to the driver side headlight area.

The collision is still under investigation, and the Cobb County Police Department request that anyone with information about the incident phone 770-499-3987.

What is the STEP Unit?

The STEP Unit, which investigates serious or fatal traffic crashes, is one of the Cobb County Police Department’s Special Operations units, and  is described on the web page of the Cobb County Police Department as follows:

“The Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit is responsible for investigating all fatal traffic crashes, enforcement of traffic laws in those areas which analysis indicates an elevated amount of crashes. They are also responsible for the administration and execution of the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program. They also take part in special security details, and investigate crashes involving Department vehicles when requested.”