Thanksgiving saw three people rushed to the hospital after a serious auto accident in Southeast Atlanta Thursday morning.
Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Sgt. Stephanie Stallings said that it all started just after 10 a.m. A GSP trooper attempted to pull over a car after noticing it did not have a license plate.
Two suspects in the car took off toward the I-20 East ramp to Maynard Terrace. Pursuing officers witnessed the passenger in the car toss a weapon out the window.
The GSP chased the subjects on Maynard Terrace north to Memorial Drive. The suspect then ran a red light and their car was T-boned by a black Chevrolet Tahoe.
The driver of the Tahoe did not suffer any serious injuries, but was still taken to the hospital for observation. 20-year-old Bruce Edwards and 20-year-old Shamel Stallworth were identified as being in the fleeing vehicle.
They were taken to the hospital in serious condition. Both are convicted felons.
GSP were able to recover the weapon thrown from the passenger window. They are investigating why the suspects fled.
Edwards, who was the driver has been charged with reckless driving, failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to maintain lane, driving on a suspended license, theft by receiving stolen property, reckless conduct, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The passenger was also charged with theft by receiving stolen property, reckless conduct, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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