A DeKalb County woman was expressing gratitude for the good Samaritans who stopped to help her after a recent accident in which her vehicle was struck by a drag racer. The accident occurred last week on Interstate 20 near Wesley Chapel Road at around 2 in the afternoon. Two drivers were reportedly drag racing and one of their vehicles collided with the woman’s car, causing her car to overturn. The woman reported that the driver who caused the accident briefly spoke to her as she was attempting to exit her vehicle, but then got into someone else’s car and left the scene. A number of good Samaritans stepped forward to render aid to the injured woman, including a nurse who had an emergency kit and bandaged some of the woman’s wounds at the scene. She said the nurse’s prompt treatment helped her to avoid possibly losing her arm. New and stricter penalties for drag racing in Georgia were just implemented this year that call for a mandatory license suspension and other consequences, including fines and jail time, for individuals convicted of “reckless stunt driving.” First-time offenders face a license suspension of 12 months, though they can seek early reinstatement after 120 days. Subsequent convictions result in longer license suspensions and increasing monetary penalties and incarceration. Drag racing on a highway or on private property also results in graduated penalties, with first-time offenders being fined between $300 – $750 and facing 10 days to six months in jail. Additionally, drag racers face civil liability for the harm they cause to others. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by a drag racer, let an experienced accident attorney from Cambre & Associates LLC explain the process of obtaining compensation for the expenses and quality-of-life impacts you incurred as a result of your injury. Contact us for a free case evaluation.