Woman Arrested for Causing Accident in DeKalb County that Seriously Injured Child
DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – September 29, 2018 (cbs46.com) A woman has been arrested after causing a vehicle accident in DeKalb County, Georgia, that resulted in serious injuries to a child. The story is reported online at cbs46.com.*
On September 27, 52-year-old Michell Wierson (city not reported) was driving a Volkswagen Tiguan westbound on Midway Road in Decatur, Georgia. At the intersection of Midway Road and South Candler Street, Wierson struck a Toyota Corolla that was sitting at a red light. Wierson continued driving into the intersection and struck another vehicle before exiting her car. She then began running in and out of traffic. DeKalb County Police say she was behaving erratically and began assaulting a police officer at the scene.
Wierson was arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving, and following too closely. The driver of the Corolla, who has not been identified was injured and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. A 5-year-old child in the Corolla was seriously injured and is reportedly in critical condition at a nearby hospital.
It is not clear whether the driver of the third vehicle was injured or whether any passengers were in that vehicle at the time of the crash. DeKalb County authorities are continuing to investigate and have not yet provided additional information to the public.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in DeKalb County have more than doubled in the last several years. In 2012, a total of 15,743 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 3,775 injuries and 76 deaths. By 2016, those numbers jumped significantly, rising to 39,383 total accidents, 10,158 injuries, and 80 deaths.
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