Driver Killed on I-85 Southbound Ramp
A driver was killed early this morning after he wrecked his car on the I-85 southbound ramp. He stepped out to inspect the damage and was struck by a second vehicle, according to the police report.
The officers responding to the 2:30 a.m. accident report found a car on fire and rescued the driver, Atlanta police Captain Adam Lee III told the AJC.
A short time later, officers found the deceased driver of another vehicle in a nearby grassy area. Witnesses told investigators that the driver hit the guardrail near the beginning of the ramp, “got out to look at the damage, then he was struck by the second vehicle”.
Then the second vehicle hit a concrete wall and caught on fire. The driver was removed from the vehicle, and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
After the second driver, Joshua Taylor, refused to submit to a blood test, investigators obtained a search warrant. Taylor has since been charged with homicide by vehicle and DUI less safe.
The identity of the man killed was not immediately available.
Homicide by Vehicle Cases at Pope & Howard
At Pope & Howard, P.C. it is all too often that we see these types of cases. In the state of Georgia alone, 33% or 489 of last year’s automobile fatalities were drunk driving related.
Fortunately, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need to file a law suit against a driver who caused injury or death while under the influence. We are well versed in Georgia Law regarding drunk drivers, and victims’ rights.
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