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Pedestrian Collision in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia

April 11, 2022

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - According to an online accident news report published on, law enforcement stated that a man who was suspected of shooting someone sent police on a car chase by downtown Atlanta.*  

The driver lead police on a car chase after the suspect struck a pedestrian, according to the Georgia Highway Patrol.  The incident occurred at around 2 in the morning last Sunday morning.  

The Atlanta Police requested assistance from other law enforcement agencies to catch a suspect driving a Dodge Durango.  The Georgia State Patrol stated that the driver hit a pedestrian after shooting at someone in the Buckhead area.  The officers tried to stop the motorist on I-75 by 17th Street.  However, the suspect started a chase. 

According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, the Atlanta Police stopped their police pursuit, but a Georgia State Patrol trooper saw the suspect driving down I-75 at a high speed and he was making "erratic lane changes."  A Georgia State Patrol trooper initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect sped away.  The GSP troopers reported that the suspect struck multiple motor vehicles on the interstate and he exited the vehicle and ran away.  

The Georgia State Patrol trooper was finally able to find and arrest the driver.  The Georgia State Patrol trooper stated that the suspect is facing charges but did not release the criminal charges filed.  The incident is currently under investigation. 

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