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Police Looking for Driver Who Hit Tow Truck Driver, Fled Scene in Sandy Springs, Georgia


August 20, 2019

SANDY SPRINGS, GA. – According to an online news report posted at fox5atlanta.com, police are looking for a driver who hit a tow truck driver and fled the scene in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The tow truck driver had stopped to help a wrecked motorist, when a vehicle ran into him and kept driving.*

The crash occurred on Interstate 285 in Sandy Springs, close to the exit to Riverside Drive. The Sandy Springs Police Department and Fox 5 report that a tow truck driver was on his way home from work when he saw a vehicle that had crashed on the interstate. The vehicle looked to have struck the median wall and had rotated in the roadway. The tow truck driver stopped to render aid. Fox 5 says he was on the phone with emergency responders when a vehicle traveling on the interstate ran into him. 

“I tried to jump out of the way and still got struck by the car,” the victim said. “I remember car tires flying past my head.”

Another passing driver saw the victim in the roadway after the collision and stopped. Fox 5 reports that the tow truck driver sustained two broken femurs and a broken tibia in the crash and was hospitalized for two weeks. He had titanium rods placed in his legs and said he had been struggling to walk without a walker. He told reporters he didn’t want the driver who hit him to necessarily be arrested, but he wanted the person to take responsibility. 

“I’d rather them come forward and their insurance can pay my medical bills so I can feed my family,” he said. “I’m not worried about someone sitting in jail for this.”

Officers believe the vehicle in question is a newer Toyota Rav4. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department. 

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Source:http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/police-search-for-driver-her-hit-a-tow-truck-driver-on-i-285-kept-going

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