DeKalb County police and fire had their hands full Wednesday night handling two related hit-and-run accidents. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
During the evening, paramedics and firefighters were called to the westbound lanes of Stone Mountain Freeway near Brockett and Cooledge. An SUV had hit the meridian and bystanders came to help, but then an unknown vehicle hit the SUV.
That car pushed the SUV into three of the bystanders. Two of them suffered moderate injuries and one is in critical condition. The driver fled the scene before police arrived.
Firefighters blocked the road while assisting at the incident, but even though they were parked with lights flashing, a second vehicle hit the firetruck and fled the scene. No firefighters were injured.
Police are seeking information about the two hit-and-run drivers and their vehicles. If you know anything about these incidents, please contact the DeKalb police department.
Two hit-and-run drivers for the same incident is rare, but negligence knows no bounds. We hope that the police can track down these two drivers and hold them accountable for their actions.
One of the frustrations of personal injury is trying to find the irresponsible driver that fled a scene. Without knowing the car and their insurance status, we cannot file a claim against the proper person or insurance company.