Stolen Car Crashes into SUV in Northwest Atlanta


August 27, 2018

ATLANTA, GA. – August 23, 2018 (ajc.com) A car stolen from Cobb County, Georgia, crashed into an SUV in northwest Atlanta while driving the wrong way down a street. The story is reported online at ajc.com.*

Atlanta Police indicate the vehicle was stolen in Cobb County and traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in Atlanta. It then crashed into an SUV in the 2800 block of the roadway at approximately 7:53 a.m. on August 23. All three occupants of the stolen car exited the vehicle after the crash and fled the scene on foot. 

An off-duty police officer in the area helped to capture two of the suspects, who were then placed under arrest. The third suspect is still missing. Police are searching for him or her at this time. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash, and no additional information has been released at this time. 

Atlanta is located in Fulton County, Georgia (though a portion of it extends into DeKalb County). Fulton County has an estimated population of more than 1 million. In 2016, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, nearly 61,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Fulton County. These vehicle accidents led to 12,875 injuries and 129 deaths. 

During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, Fulton County saw a significant increase in vehicle collisions. In 2012, a total of 22,275 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 4,498 injuries and 77 deaths. By 2015, the number of accidents had grown well above 50,000, with fatality accidents reaching above 100. 

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