The driver of an SUV suffered serious injuries on Monday after he stopped on northbound I-75 and started off a chain-reaction of crashes.
The authorities said the series of incidents occurred just south of the I-285 interchange in Cobb County around 11:30 p.m.
The Cobb County Police Department said investigations showed that 30-year-old Jordan Witherspoon had stopped his white 2016 Jeep Cherokee in the third lane from the center.
He turned on the hazard lights and stayed in the vehicle. It was not revealed why Witherspoon stopped his SUV.
However, twenty-year-old Simone Jackson subsequently crashed her silver 2014 Nissan Sentra into the rear of the Jeep. The collision forced the Nissan to the right, and it crashed into a retaining wall on the right shoulder before stopping in the right emergency lane.
The impact also shoved the Jeep forward in its lane.
Meanwhile, 25-year-old Benjamin Chestnut was driving a gray 2013 Ford F-150 northbound in the third lane. His vehicle also crashed into the Jeep’s rear, this time forcing it into the far left lane. The Ford ended up in the next lane to the right.
Witherspoon was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries. No update on his condition has since been provided.
Chestnut was taken to the same hospital with injuries that were not deemed life-threatening while Jackson was not injured.
It was not immediately clear whether anyone would be charged in connection with the accidents.
However, Cobb County police spokesman Sergeant Wayne Delk said the crash remains under investigation.
Anyone with information that may be helpful is asked to call 770-499-3987.
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