Distracted driving is believed to be a factor in an August crash that left a 62-year-old moped driver without the use of his limbs, according to Cobb County police.
Bobby L. Miller remains in the hospital months after he was hit from behind while traveling east on Austell Road, agency spokeswoman Officer Sydney Melton said Tuesday. He is being treated for serious injuries, including quadriplegia.
The driver who allegedly hit Miller, 41-year-old Marlon Pollock, surrendered to authorities Monday afternoon on a felony charge of serious injury by vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.
Pollock, who is from Villa Rica, was not charged until an investigation was complete. He was not injured in the wreck.
Investigators said Miller was slowing down to enter a left turn lane when he was hit by Pollock’s Chevrolet Sonic shortly before 2 p.m. on Aug. 19, according to police. Miller was thrown from his moped.
Police did not say why they believe Pollock was distracted.
He turned himself in to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center after learning warrants were issued for his arrest, police said. He was released on $10,000 bond a few hours later.