Traffic on freeway through downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
A 20-year-old woman was killed on Monday night while trying to cross I-285 after an accident. According to the Cobb County Courier, the accident occurred at 9:49 PM, Monday, February 21, when a gold Mercedes-Benz E320 was traveling I-285 Northbound between South Cobb Drive and Atlanta Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a wall. A purple Jeep Wrangler then crashed into the rear of the Mercedes and both vehicles came to a stop in the northbound lane. The driver of the Mercedes exited her vehicle and attempted to cross the interstate to the right shoulder, when she was struck by multiple vehicles. It is believed that the driver of the first vehicle that struck her fled the scene before police arrived. The driver of the Mercedes, who was a resident of Austell, was pronounced dead on the scene. The 36-year-old driver of the Jeep, a woman from Atlanta, was uninjured and remained at the scene along  with the drivers of several of the vehicles that were involved in the secondary accident involving the woman crossing the roadway. The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), which is a police department team tasked with investigating all serious or fatal traffic crashes in Cobb County, is continuing to investigate the accident and is searching for information about the driver of the vehicle that fled the scene. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one due to a traffic accident on I-285 or any other roadway in the Atlanta metro region, the experienced accident attorneys at Cambre & Associates LLC can help you understand the process of seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of your injury or loss. Contact us for your free case evaluation.