Usually, when someone flees the scene of an accident, they are still in their vehicle providing it is still drivable. As mentioned in previous articles, fleeing the scene of an accident is against the law in the state of Georgia. Fleeing a minor accident might just end up a misdemeanor. However, fleeing an accident with injuries can result in felony charges, whether you flee in your vehicle or on foot. WRCB TV reports on the story of a woman who fled a multi-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 75 northbound, walking up the side of the interstate on foot.
The incident, which occurred last Thursday morning, happened on I-75 northbound just before the Tennessee line. Six vehicles total were involved in the multi-vehicle collision, including a tractor-trailer and a white SUV.
A white Mercury Mountaineer SUV, later revealed to have been stolen from Chattanooga on October 13, failed to maintain its lane. It struck a tractor-trailer, whose driver then lost control. The semi-truck then traveled off the roadway and overturned. Thankfully, the cargo of nails the truck was carrying did not spill.
Witness John Grider saw the accident happen and pulled over to help. He then reported that the female driver of the SUV began walking up the side of the interstate.
“I looked, I noticed a lady was walking, carrying her purse like she was going shopping. Strutin’ along the far side of the freeway. I’m like, what the heck? When that got told to me, I was like, why would you leave the scene of an accident? I don’t understand people these days now,” he said.
No one was injured in the crash.
Police are still searching for the driver of the SUV. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of the driver or can help the Georgia State Patrol in the investigation, call *GSP.
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