Pedestrian Killed on North Marietta Parkway

A woman was struck by multiple vehicles shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday.

Update:  The injured woman died early Sunday. She was identified as Rochelle Brown, 53, and according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she was visiting friends in Marietta when she decided to cross North Marietta Parkway to a store on foot.

The report said Brown was hit by at least three vehicles on a portion of the road where there is no crosswalk.

Original report:

A pedestrian crossing North Marietta Parkway near Allgood Road Saturday night is in critical condition, according to Marietta Police.

Police said that shortly before 7 p.m., the adult female was struck by a truck, whose driver remained on the scene, and she was hit again, possibly by two or three more vehicles, which did not stop.

Traffic on North Marietta Parkway between Fairground Street and Hunt Street was closed for a time.

The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Marietta Police Officer Stephen Miller at 770-794-5357.

Pam J February 17, 2013 at 03:57 AM
This is so sad. I'm going to assume she wasn't in a crosswalk. I saw two people, with little kids, trying to cross Austell Road and South Cobb Drive with cars coming in both directions. They were both mere feet from an intersection. Why do people do that? Didn't anybody learn anything from the Rachel Nelson case?
amaris February 17, 2013 at 04:48 AM
I live in marietta and where this lady was hit there is no crosswalk. Also there is a blind spot. Drivers travel that stretch of road like it's the Indy 500. What really makes it soo freaking sad.#1 not far from MariettaPolice Department.#2 not even far from CobbCounty's 911 center. Possible three cars hit this lady. Where are the camera's? My question is marietta has enough money to buy mules,a round about but not enough money to keep pedestrians safe. Really I see where my money is going.
Mitch McDeer February 18, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Amaris...there are PLENTY of crosswalks but you have to take your lazy butt to the intersections where they are located. That's how traffic works. Understand?
Ira February 18, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Amaris, please clue me in on the mules the city of Marietta purchased. I am not aware of this. The round about is so needed and will help traffic and make that intersection safer.


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