Whenever the police respond to a multi-vehicle accident, they know they’ll have their hands full. It can be hard to figure out exactly what happened. This can be even harder when the people involved in the crash are injured. Once they’re taken to the hospital, it’s up to the police to try to find out what caused the crash. They may have no witnesses to work with and no video. This seemed to be the case this past weekend in Atlanta.
The Grady EMS personnel and Atlanta Fire Department responded to the scene of a crash at the Downtown Atlanta connector. It happened at about 7 pm on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The accident was located right near University Avenue. It also involved at least 3 vehicles.
When the police got to the scene, they found several drivers and passengers injured. They also found one of the drivers had passed away from the injuries. All of those involved in the crash were taken to the local hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. There has been no update on any of these injuries.
The names of the drivers and the passengers have not yet been released. The police may be waiting to notify the next of kin. They are also still investigating the crash. They had to shut down most of the Southbound lanes of Interstate 75 where it meets Interstate-85. The lanes were closed for several hours while the police continued to investigate and clean up the scene.
The police still have no idea what may have caused the crash. They will continue to look for information and try to figure out what happened. Once the other people involved in the crash start to recover, they can let the police know what happened.
If you’re hurt in a car crash, call our office right away.