Injured pedestrian in Marietta identified and his family notified

Marietta police carMarietta Police Car (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The pedestrian who was struck by a car Sunday, and who received potentially life-threatening injuries, was identified and his family notified.

Officer Chuck McPhilamy of the Marietta Police Department wrote, “The pedestrian has now been confirmed to be thirty-five-year-old Abraham Pelico-Perez.”

He remains in the hospital and is still unconscious, but as of last reports Monday afternoon the medical staff and Wellstar Kennestone expects him to survive his injuries.

The original story is reprinted below

Ofc. Chuck McPhilamy of the Marietta Police Department reports that a pedestrian was struck by a car in Marietta on Powder Springs Road just north of Chestnut Hill Road early this morning.

The pedestrian was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he remains with life-threatening injuries at the time of this writing.

The public information release about the incident describes it as follows:

For reasons unknown, a Latino male pedestrian, approximately twenty to thirty years old, entered the roadway outside of a crosswalk and directly into the path of a 2007 Hyundai Tiburon driven by 26-year-old Victor Pedroza of Marietta, GA. The unidentified pedestrian was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with life threatening injuries. No other information will be released until his identity can be confirmed and his family notified.

This crash remains under investigation currently. Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Sergeant Brian Honea at 770-794-5344.