Two Drivers Injured in I-85 Crash

I-85 crash

A Georgia I-85 crash on Friday morning saw two motorists admitted to the hospital with injuries.

Investigators suspect that a northbound Lamborghini crashed into the back of a Nissan Juke just before 4:30 a.m. Both drivers lost control of their vehicles which struck a shoulder wall to the south of the ramp to Ga. 400.

Atlanta police said the driver of the Nissan was in critical condition.

Before officers arrived on the scene of the I-85 crash, a bystander transported the driver of the Lamborghini to the hospital.

Police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said charges were pending in connection with the accident but he didn’t give any further details.

The interstate at Monroe Drive was shut down for more than five hours while the exit lane to Ga. 400 North remained closed for a longer period.

As the authorities carried out their duties at the scene, huge delays occurred between downtown and Midtown Atlanta and Midtown just before the peak of Memorial Day weekend travel.

For a short time, police also closed lanes on the Buford Spring Connector at Piedmont Road as they searched for other potential victims.

Avery said there were reports that a child may have been thrown from the Nissan but this was not the case. The child was safe and at home and no one else was injured.

Officials opened a high-occupancy vehicle lane shortly before 6:30 a.m. to help with the congestion but there was another crash that made things worse.

A pickup truck rear-ended the back of a car and overturned on the Downtown Connector. That scene was cleared just before 7:30 a.m.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer for advice.


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