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Driver Flees on Foot After Crashing Car During Police Chase in Atlanta, Georgia

March 10, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news story reported by, a driver fled on foot after crashing his car during a police chase in Atlanta, Georgia. The driver reportedly sped away from a traffic stop and then ended up crashing into a utility pole. The driver is still missing, according to the WSB-TV report.* 

The incident took place on the morning of March 1 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta. WSB-TV states that an officer with the Georgia Department of Public Safety attempted to perform a traffic stop on this road after observing a vehicle nearly collide with a Capitol police officer. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away. 

The officer pursued the vehicle onto Whitehall Street, where the driver ended up crashing into a light pole near Northside Drive. Despite the car being completely wrecked, the driver was able to get out, and the driver then ran away from the scene on foot. 

The collision downed two light poles and a traffic light at the intersection, according to WSB-TV and Atlanta Fire Rescue. A photo from the scene posted on the WSB-TV website shows the white car loaded onto a tow truck with significant damage to the entire vehicle. 

Police officers were unsure whether the driver sustained injuries in the collision, the news report said. At the time the WSB-TV report was posted, police had still not located the missing driver. No description of the driver was reported. Georgia State Patrol is reportedly handling the investigation. 

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