Three people were injured on January 10 after an afternoon police chase caused multiple collisions along the interstate. All lanes were blocked on I-75 at Northside Drive for miles.
Traffic began moving after almost an hour, but the backups continued for some time into the evening.
The chase began just after 3:30 p.m. when a state trooper spotted a Jeep Cherokee traveling at 100 miles per hour on I-75 at Akers Mill Road.
According to Georgia State Patrol, the trooper tried to stop the white SUV near Mt. Paran Road, but the driver fled south.
Just before reaching Northside Drive, the suspect crashed into five vehicles. Police said the vehicle then came to a stop against a wall on the right shoulder of the interstate.
After crashing, the driver exited the vehicle and ran across all the southbound lanes. He then hopped over the median wall and sped across the northbound lanes before continuing into the woods.
The southbound lanes were closed for about 45 minutes as police hunted for the man. There have been no reports of his capture to date.
Meanwhile, two people reported minor injuries and one driver was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Hundreds of thousands of car accidents occur in Georgia every year. Many of them are caused by speeding and other reckless actions on the part of drivers like impaired driving and distracted driving. Some victims lose their lives while others suffer life-changing injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in such a crash, you deserve to get compensation for your injuries and other losses. However, car accident claims, especially those involving multiple vehicles can be complex. That’s why it’s best to seek advice from experienced Georgia car accident lawyers.