Justice for Family? Marten Bijvank Killed on Bicycle on Roswell Road by Alleged DUI Driver.
Sandy Springs News
An accident claimed the life of a bicyclist early Wednesday morning, July 17, 2019. According to Fox5Atlanta.com, "[i]t happened around 5 a.m. on Roswell Road near Trowbridge Road." Per the report, "a woman who was driving without a license struck and killed Marten Bijvank, 29, as he was pedaling on Roswell Road." As reported by AJC.com, officers arrived to the scene around 5 a.m. and found the vehicle about 100 yards up the road from the accident. The driver of the vehicle "was taken into custody on charges of vehicular homicide, DUI and driving without a license" according to AJC.com.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, the family of Marten Bijvank may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for their loss. The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of cycling and pedestrian claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of Marten Bijvank should retain a law firm without delay to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before this evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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