Eric Amis Jr. was hit by an SUV and killed while riding a Lime electric scooter near the West Lake MARTA station last month. Police announced Thursday the driver of the SUV has been charged in connection with his death.
Amis’ family told Channel 2 Action News he was studying for his GED while working jobs at a church and a hotel downtown. He was on his way home from his hotel job and was leaving the parking lot of the West Lake MARTA station when he was hit.
In the weeks since, they have advocated for a ban of electric scooters on roadways.
“He just died like a dog in the middle of the street, and something needs to be done about it,” Sandra Garrett, his mother, said in an interview with the news station.
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Wright stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators, according to police. At the time of the accident, Fulton County court records show Wright was out of jail on $43,000 bond.
She faces numerous financial transaction fraud, identity theft and drug charges related to a February arrest. Those charges include possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, MDMA and marijuana, records show.
She was again booked into the Fulton County Jail on May 29 and released on $10,000 bond two days later.
Staff writer Zachary Hansen contributed to this article.
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The family of Eric Amis Jr. is asking legislators to ban scooters from the road after he was hit and killed by a car while riding a Lime scooter early Friday,??