When a car breaks down on the interstate, common practice is to pull over onto the shoulder. Sometimes, that’s just not possible. If it is dark, it can be difficult for other motorists to see a disabled car without hazard lights. It can be even more difficult to see the stranded motorist.
On February 28th, a man was struck and killed on I-85 in northeast Atlanta. The incident occurred around 4 am Sunday morning.
The following day, Monday the 29th, the Fulton County medical examiner’s office identified the victim of the accident. He was identified as 30-year old David Warren of New York.
An Atlanta Police spokesperson gave an account of the accident: “The vehicle that struck him first was stopped just ahead,” Donald Hannah said, “According to a driver and three separate witnesses, the deceased ran out onto the interstate and in front of the car.”
It is believed that Warren was struck by at least one other vehicle. Warren was found in the southbound lanes of I-85 near Cheshire Bridge Road when authorities arrived on the scene. A witness said that he thought Warren got out of a disabled black Camaro that had been in the center lane of the interstate.
I-85 was shut down from approximately 4 am until 6:45 am while authorities investigated the scene.
If you have been injured as the result of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the law offices of John Foy & Associates to discuss your case. The “Strong Arm” attorneys will work to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today.