Car accident lawyers often warn their clients about why someone would’ve taken off after a car accident. One of these reasons is if the person who hit you was driving a stolen car. And, while this can be frustrating, usually this just means you have to file a claim under your uninsured motorist’s policy. Sadly, for a family in Atlanta this week, it turned into the death of their loved one.
A group of three people were driving an orange Dodge Charger down Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard Tuesday morning. The car they were driving was stolen. The driver saw an Atlanta police officer pull up behind them. They took off and were speeding down the road near Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
When the stolen car went through the intersection, they were speeding, according to witnesses. The car T-boned a woman driving a Toyota Corolla. The people who saw the crash said that, right after the crash, the 3 people in the Dodge Charger all took off on foot. One woman said that she believed one of the passengers in the stolen vehicle was seriously injured and was limping as she ran away.
The thieves didn’t stick around to make sure the woman driving the Toyota Corolla was okay. Had they looked, they would’ve found that she was dead. She died immediately after impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.
There is surveillance video showing the Charger speeding down the road and crashing into the Corolla. However, the police still haven’t been able to find any of the passengers in the stolen vehicle.
If your loved one is hurt or killed by someone driving a stolen car, contact our Atlanta car accident lawyers right away.