Police Searching for Driver Who Crashed into Accident Scene in Sandy Springs, GA
SANDY SPRINGS, GA. – According to a news story reported online at 11alive.com, police are searching for a driver who crashed into an accident scene in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Officers say two vehicles had been involved in a wreck, when a passing vehicle hit those vehicles, as well as a third vehicle that had stopped to assist.*
The events of the incident took place on the morning of April 17 on Interstate 285 in Sandy Springs. The Sandy Springs Police Department and 11 Alive report that at approximately 2 a.m., two cars of unknown makes and models were involved in a rear-end collision near Northside Drive on I-285 East. The collision caused the front vehicle to catch on fire.
Police say a passing motorist saw the crash and stopped to provide assistance with a fire extinguisher. While the bystander was trying to put out the fire, officers say a blue Ford Mustang crashed into all three stopped vehicles on the interstate. After this crash, the driver of the Mustang left the scene.
According to 11 Alive, the drivers of all three vehicles were injured, and paramedics transported them to a local hospital for treatment. Their current conditions are not known. One of the victims has been identified, but the other two have not.
A bar and restaurant owner in Brookhaven, Georgia, told reporters a female employee of his was inside one of the initial two vehicles. The owner says she is “loved and adored” by the restaurant’s customers and part of the small family of staff at the business.
Sandy Springs Police are still searching for the Mustang, which officers say likely has significant damage to the front end. Information can be called in to the police department at (770) 551-6900.
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