Interstate Collision Killed One in Clayton County, Georgia
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA- Cbs46.com writes that a car crash left one man dead on Interstate 675 this week. The crash involved two vehicles that collided and crashed off of the roadway. A sedan was left completely mangled by the wreck after a pickup truck with a trailer crashed on top of the smaller vehicle.*
The driver operating the pickup truck then fled the scene of the collision on foot, leaving the destroyed vehicles on the side of the road. The motorist in the sedan died from his or her injuries. Three other people were injured in the crash.
Police have not yet located the person who was driving the pickup truck. Officers have not detailed what caused the horrible accident. The investigation is still underway.
Hit-and-run crashes are becoming more common in the United States. The AAA released a report on these incidents throughout the country and wrote that getting a detailed profile of drivers who are likely to flee the scene of a crash is challenging because these motorists often escape justice.
Based on the available data, the AAA stated that drivers who choose to flee the scene of a crash are more likely to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The fact that these motorists are impaired may lead to them being more likely to flee due to their fear of repercussions, but also because they may not be as inhibited as a sober driver would be. Hit-and-run drivers are also more likely to be traveling without a driver’s license.
The victims in these collisions tend to be pedestrians more often than other vehicle occupants. This is likely because fleeing on foot from a disabled vehicle is more difficult than fleeing in a car with minor damage.
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Sources:https://www.cbs46.com/news/dead-in-mangled-interstate-wreck-police-search-for-second-driver/article_930e66f8-631e-11ea-93a1-939072a0734e.amp.html and https://aaafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/18-0058_Hit-and-Run-Brief_FINALv2.pdf