We all know that leaving the scene of an accident can get you in big trouble with the police. But sometimes the other driver can also react badly when it happens. A student was shot after leaving a scene from an angry driver in Atlanta. The AJC has the story.
The student and his girlfriend were on their way to pick up their brother at a BP near Georgia Tech. His brother got into the driver’s seat and pulled out. As he tried to merge, a white car sped up and crashed into the vehicle.
After noticing the other driver was angry and had a gun, they decided to leave the scene before things escalated. As they tried to the the I-75 exit near Spring Street, their intuition was right. The other driver shot at their car 4-6 times. When they got onto the interstate, they realized that the student was hit in the arm and the leg. He believes that the driver was shooting to kill.
After a quick tire repair, they were able to get to the hospital and make a report. A bullet is still lodged in the student’s arm. Police have released a sketch and are looking for witnesses.
While it is generally not recommended to leave a crash scene due to the chance of being charged with hit and run, in this case it appears justified. Who knows what would have happened had the three of them stayed at the scene? Instead of a wounded arm and leg, at least one of them could have died.
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