A car accident can be a traumatizing experience for everyone involved. It can add to the shock when the other driver rushes away from the scene before the police can be contacted. There are steps that a person can take when these events occur. The first step, of course, is to ensure that everyone in the vehicle is uninjured. The police should be contacted next. Make note of the weather and traffic conditions. Write down the information of anyone who witnessed the accident. If possible, try and make note of the make, model, and color of the fleeing vehicle. If possible, try and record the license plate of the fleeing motorist.
The crash happened along Powers Ferry Road near Riverside Drive as the police officer was directing traffic Monday morning.
A local attorney, Titus Nichols, witnessed the crash. He says that the driver swerved to the left, hitting the police officer, tossing him up into the air. She then fled the scene. Another motorist stopped and used the officer’s radio to call for help.
Police were able to track down the driver of the red Toyota by using vehicle registration databases, sales records, and traffic cameras. She was arrested at a nearby apartment complex.
Police arrested 25-year-old Madison Leftwich of Atlanta. She faces a half dozen charges, which include hit-and-run.
The police officer suffered minor injuries and needed stitches to his head but has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
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