The Telegraph reports on an accident that injured three people while the driver was attempting to flee from a Georgia State Patrol trooper.
Carl Barnard Justice, 23, was allegedly attempting to flee from a Georgia State Patrol trooper when he was involved in a head-on crash.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 12, in the afternoon.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, a trooper tried to stop a 2003 gold Mercury Grand Marquis because two people inside were not wearing seat belts. The car did not stop and proceeded left from North Jefferson Street onto Dunlap Road and headed westbound.
Justice then attempted to pass a car in a no-passing zone. He collided head-on with a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
Justice and the driver of the pickup truck, who was identified as 29-year-old Steven Thomas Carey were taken to a Milledgeville hospital. A passenger in Justice’s car, Taboris Macell Wright was flown by helicopter to the Medical Center, Naviscent Health.
Georgia law states that a person must pull their vehicle over and come to a stop upon the signal of a law enforcement officer to do so. Failure to do this can result in being charged with fleeing and eluding. Under certain circumstances, such charges can be upgraded to a charge of attempting to evade arrest if, in the course of trying to elude they drive in excess of 20 miles over the speed limit or they collide with another vehicle. These charges are, of course, criminal, and separate from any civil liability.
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