According to Georgia State Patrol’s preliminary investigation, a driver in a Chevrolet Camaro was weaving in and out of traffic at a high speed on I-85 just south of Piedmont Road.
Witnesses told GSP that the driver of the Camaro was racing another vehicle and struck the driver of a Kia Optima, which caused the driver to lose control and go into the right emergency lane. At that time, a woman in a broken-down Chevrolet Cruz was already in the emergency lane when the crash happened.
The impact of the crash caused the woman in the Chevrolet Cruz to be launched off the interstate bridge. GSP said the woman landed on Plasters Avenue NE, near the HERO headquarters.
She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver in the Camaro is being charged with reckless driving, too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane, improper lane change, and serious injury by motor vehicle.
Speeding behavior and aggressive drivers may not only affect the speeder—it can also affect other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Here are some tips for encountering speeders on the road:
- Give speeding drivers plenty of space. Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicles more easily.
- Adjust your driving accordingly. Speeding is tied to aggressive driving. If a speeding driver is tailgating you or trying to engage you in risky driving, use judgment to safely steer your vehicle out of the way.
- Call the police if you believe a driver is following you or harassing you.
To stay safe on the road consider taking a defensive driving class.
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