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Three Pedestrians Injured in Clayton County, GA, by Teen Driving Stolen Van


September 19, 2018

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – September 15, 2018 (fox5atlanta.com) A teenager driving a stolen van in Clayton County, Georgia, struck and injured three pedestrians while being pursued by police, according to an online story by fox5atlanta.com.*

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 15, the Clayton County Police Department received a call about a carjacking at the AutoZone on Tara Boulevard and Highway 138. The caller said a teenager pretending to have a gun got into his van and drove away. Police officers located the van and cornered it, but the teenager rammed into the patrol vehicles and took off again. 

The teenager then ran a red light at the intersection of Mountain Zion Boulevard and Mount Zion Road. A vehicle driving through the intersection T-boned the stolen van, causing the van to spin across the road. The van then struck two 17-year-old girls and a 42-year-old woman who were standing in the median. All three pedestrians, who have not been identified, were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The teenager, who has only been identified as a 16-year-old male, was arrested at the scene by police. Police said the boy had been reported missing from a local group home. Criminal charges are pending the outcome of the full investigation by Clayton County authorities. 

Clayton County is located in the north-central part of the state of Georgia. It has an estimated population of more than 285,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 75, Interstate 85, Interstate 285, and Interstate 675. 

Clayton County has seen a significant increase in vehicle accidents during the last several years, according to information compiled by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, the county was the site of 8,185 vehicle accidents. By 2016, accident numbers had risen to 13,688. The accidents in 2016 led to almost 3,500 injuries and nearly 50 deaths. 

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