Traffic problems Wednesday morning on I-20 weren’t just complicated by the I-85 collapse. A car caught fire after a fatal crash. The AJC kept abreast of the situation.
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, an Elantra was going westbound on I-20. The driver struck a Murano from behind and pushed it into the shoulder. The Elantra was disabled as well and in the roadway. The Elantra driver went to check on the Murano. As he was going back to his car, two other cars plowed into the back of the two disabled vehicles.
The driver of the Elantra was outside of his car and killed in the second crash. His car also caught on fire. Three people among the other vehicles were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Traffic was backed up all through rush hour, as you can see from the travel log, while the police cleared the area and took statements.
The unfortunate victim did do the right thing. You should check on the other driver when you get into an accident to see if help is needed. Interstates are very dangerous, however, and a stopped vehicle on the interstate is an invitation for a crash. We hope that the victim’s family is able to get their due compensation from the insurance company.
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