A police car in pursuit of a car fleeing the scene of an accident.
A driver is facing a slew of charges after causing an accident in which four people were injured while fleeing police. The incident began when a Georgia State Patrol trooper observed a Move Over violation while in the course of conducting a traffic stop on I-20 Wednesday morning. The officer attempted to pull over the Cadillac CTS that had committed the Move Over violation, but the driver failed to stop. Pursuit of the vehicle continued on westbound I-20 and then later onto I-285, with the driver allegedly utilizing all traffic lanes at a high rate of speed. The trooper lost visual of the vehicle when it exited onto Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. However, when it reentered the freeway going northbound a short time later, it rear-ended a Toyota Camry and collided with a tractor-trailer before striking a concrete median and overturning. The 32-year-old driver got out of the car and fled the scene on foot. He was later located on Harwell Road and arrested. He faces charges including the initial Move Over violation as well as fleeing the scene of an accident, reckless driving, DUI, serious injuries by vehicle, and improper lane change. Three adults and a 2-year-old child were reportedly injured in the accident, and the child was transported to Scottish Rite Hospital for further treatment of their injuries. Have you been injured in an accident that was caused by the reckless actions of someone else. If so, you can seek compensation through Georgia’s personal injury claims process. An experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates can evaluate your claim for free, explain this process to you, answer the legal questions you have, and explain to you the services our legal team can provide to assist you with your claim. Contact us online.