The Sandy Springs police have charged a 51-year-old Mary Wussah of Douglasville in the July 4 death of a cyclist on Roswell Road. The driver faces a charge under a new Georgia law that went into effect this month, police said in a statement July 8.
Arnold Botchway, one of her three children, said the cyclist’s death was an accident.
“Trust me, it was an accident,” he said. “It wasn’t intentional, from what I’ve heard.”
Bicyclist Bryan Morgan, 52, of Marietta, died after he was struck from behind by a car on Roswell Road near Hightower Trail about 7 a.m. July 4, police said. Morgan was cycling with his 25-year-old son, police said.
Police charged Wussah with homicide by vehicle in the second degree, following too closely and failure to safely pass a cyclist, a new law that went into effect on July 1, the police department said. All the charges are misdemeanors, said Sandy Springs police Lt. Steve Rose.
“At 1 p.m. today, Ms. Wussah made a first appearance in Sandy Springs City Court and was bound over to Fulton State Court on $10,000 bond,” a police department press release said.