Woman Killed on Interstate 285

Mar 5, 2015

On January 22, 2015 at about 6:45 AM, a woman was hit by a passing car on Interstate 285. In fact, police suspect that she may have been hit by several cars, none of which stopped. The accident stalled traffic on 1-285 for several hours. The woman was killed on the scene. The investigation is still ongoing, but it appears that the woman may have just walked on to the interstate.

Witnesses state that the victim was at the Exxon Gas Station on Ashford Dunwoody Road near the Perimeter Mall prior to the accident. She was acting erratically, and the employees called the police. The officer offered to give the victim a ride home, knowing that she lived only a few blocks away, but she refused.

This tragic accident may have been a result of the victim’s actions or the driver’s actions, but it was likely a little bit of both. Regardless of whose fault it was, drivers should always stop when an accident occurs. Failing to stop is a crime, and if this case goes to civil or criminal court, it will cast a very negative light on the driver.

Drivers should always stop, and attempt to provide aid by, at the very least, calling law enforcement. If you have been involved in an accident, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The experienced trial lawyers at the Warshauer Law Group can help.

Sources: http://sandysprings.11alive.com/news/news/1834042-hit-and-run-driver-sought-fatal-i-285-incident

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/dunwoody/2015/01/26/police-gayla-walker-acted-erratically-before-being-struck/22372629/

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