Today we have another tragic case of street racing claiming a life. This time, the police caught the responsible driver. WSB TV reported on the arrest.
South Fulton police arrested a 30-year-old driver believed to be responsible for a street racing accident on May 16. The accident killed a 40-year-old Atlanta man. Witnesses say that two Dodge vehicles were racing along Roosevelt Highway near Hunter Road.
The arrested man’s vehicle was believed to be traveling 127 mph in a 55 mph zone at the time of the crash. Police have charged him with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, speeding, reckless driving, cruelty to children in the second degree and a seat belt violation.
The suspect is now in the Fulton County Jail. The report does not state why there is a child cruelty charge along with the speeding charges.homicide by vehicle in the first degree, speeding, reckless driving, cruelty to children in the second degree and a seat belt violation.
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For the past year, Atlanta’s streets have been much emptier than usual, providing street racers with tempting opportunities to race. But fewer cars doesn’t mean more safety if you’re speeding far beyond the speed limit. Roads are designed for cars to go a certain speed. Atlanta’s roads aren’t racetracks.
If you’ve been injured as a bystander in a street racing accident, don’t wait. Contact John Foy & Associates for a free consultation.