Tragic Hit-and-Run Reported on Interstate 285 in Atlanta, Georgia (GA)
ATLANTA, GA- 11alive.com writes that a woman died in a crash on Interstate 285 in the northbound lanes this week in Atlanta. *
The incident also left another person in critical condition. Police responded to the site of the wreck in the late morning. Two vehicles were on the scene, and one had rolled over because of the impact. Based on the early investigation, officers suspect that a Chevrolet Cruze tried to exit at Martin Luther King Drive and collided with a Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai overturned, killing a person in the Sonata. Responders declared the victim dead at the scene. A man in the same car suffered severe life-threatening injuries as well. The injured man is receiving treatment at the Grady Memorial Hospital and is currently in critical condition. According to witnesses, the Chevrolet occupants included a man and a woman, both of whom exited that car and fled the crash scene on foot. Officers are carrying out an investigation in the area. So far, it does not appear that the police have apprehended those suspects.
Deadly hit-and-runs involving multiple cars are less common than are those involving more vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians or cyclists. In most cases, if a crash is severe enough to kill a vehicle occupant, the involved cars will suffer damage that will make them difficult to use to flee the scene. Fleeing on foot is more of a challenge, and of course, there is a risk that the vehicle occupants are injured in these cases as well. The AAA found that drivers who flee crash scenes are often drunk or on drugs. The impairment is both a motive to flee, as well as a reason that the individuals are less inhibited and more willing to take risks.
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