The Telegraph reports on a tractor-trailer driver leaving the scene of an accident. Last night, Thursday, November 10, 22-year-old Casey Daniely of Riverdale was driving his 1996 Lexus RS along Interstate 475 southbound near Thomaston Road. This is when he was struck by a tractor-trailer with a red cab.
The accident caused Daniely to lose control of his vehicle, which eventually came to rest in the woods along the side of the roadway.
Daniely, along with two of his passengers, 33-year-old Daryl Burroughs, and 25-year-old Aaron Palmer were all injured in the crash.
Daniely and Burroughs were transported to Medical Center, Navicent Health by ambulance. Palmer declined medical assistance but was later transported by private vehicle. Daniely was listed in critical but stable condition. Both Palmer and Burroughs were stable.
The driver of the tractor-trailer fled the scene. A lookout for the driver was issued for law enforcement agencies south of Bibb county along I-75.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
Tractor trailer drivers are usually some of the best-trained drivers on the highways today. They are human, however, and they do make mistakes. However, leaving the scene of an accident is likely not a mistake. In the state of Georgia, at the least, a hit-and-run is a misdemeanor that can result in up to a $1,000 fine. If there are injuries involved, the offense can become a felony. This felony can result in anywhere from one to five years imprisonment. You can also be personally liable for reparations to people who are injured or for destroyed property.
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