One of the great frustrations of hit-and-run accidents is that the responsible driver may never face consequences. In order to seek damages, you need to have someone to sue. Still, police do their best to find these drivers, and sometimes they’re caught because they commit another crime, like in this case.
11 Alive reports that a man arrested for stolen credit card usage may also be responsible for a deadly accident that killed a teen and an infant on the Connector last September.
He was arrested in Cobb County for giving a false name and date of birth in relation to the fraudulent transaction. When police figured out who he really was, they discovered the outstanding warrants from the hit-and-run accident.
According to the report, he was driving a BMW south on I-175 on the Connector at speeds around 125 mph. State troopers tried to stop the driver before he could crash, but failed. In addition to killing two, three others had to go to Atlanta Medical Center for injuries.
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He now faces two counts each of felony murder and serious injury by vehicle. He also faces one count each of felony fleeing, felony hit, and run, reckless driving, speeding, failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to maintain lane, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to signal, and improper lane change.
The family of the deceased victims has been pleading for weeks for the driver to turn himself in. Now they have an opportunity to receive justice.