A fatal fiery crash in Atlanta resulted in the death of two persons. A third person was seriously injured in the accident. The crash occurred near Lenox Road early on the morning of Friday, April 9. It was reported to the authorities at around 3 a.m.
According to the details shared by the Georgia State Patrol, the crash occurred on the intersection of the Georgia 400 at Lenox Road. It was a single-vehicle crash and the vehicle was identified as an Audi Infinity Q50.
The Audi was speeding along the GA 400 at the time when a trooper tried to stop the vehicle. However, the driver of the Audi sped away instead of stopping. The driver also turned off the headlights of the vehicle and went off the highway at the Lenox road exit.
As the vehicle was coming off the exit, the Audi traveled across the intersection. The driver of the vehicle then apparently lost control as the Audi then collided with a concrete wall. The collision caused the vehicle to lose its balance and the Audi overturned before catching fire.
A total of three persons were traveling inside the vehicle at the time of the fiery crash in Atlanta. The trooper who had initiated the stop was able to extinguish the fire. However, two of the occupants died due to the injuries suffered in the collision and the fire.
The third occupant survived the wreck but suffered serious injuries. Paramedics and first responders transported the injured person to an area hospital.
GSP shut down the Lenox Road at GA 400 as on-site cleanup and investigations were conducted. The road remained closed for several hours before it was reopened to traffic. Authorities are yet to identify the deceased victims.
In an Atlanta crash involving driver recklessness or negligence, the passengers may be able to recover compensatory damages. If you have been in a crash caused by another, you can consult an Atlanta car accident lawyer to see if you qualify for damages.