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Elderly Man Out of Hospital One Month After Marietta Crash

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An 84-year-old man who suffered serious injuries in a Marietta crash last month has been released from the hospital.

Max Lorenz was involved in an accident on the morning of August 23 while driving along Whitlock Avenue close to the intersection with Dallas Circle.

According to Marietta Police, the elderly man was traveling east in his Toyota Avalon while three vehicles said to be part of a motor club were heading west. 

The group was on the way to a club meet.

Members reportedly told officers that they became separated by traffic lights and they were passing vehicles when trying to rejoin the others

Police said eyewitnesses reported seeing the group passing vehicles in a no-passing zone.

The driver of the lead car, Lamar Baker, reportedly crossed over the double yellow lines in a Dodge Charger and struck Lorenz’s vehicle.

The Dodge then spun and hit a Chevy Malibu which was also part of the club.

Lorenz continued going eastbound after the initial impact and then collided with a Ford Mustang from the motor club. The elderly man was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with injuries that were potentially life-threatening. 

No charges were filed immediately after the crash.

Lorenz is now back home with his family and police said his family had indicated that he was expected to make a full recovery.

Meanwhile, the authorities have issued a warrant for Barker’s arrest. 

Barker, a 41-year-old resident of Austell Georgia, is being accused of reckless driving, speeding, racing, and passing in a no-passing zone.

Marietta’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit handled the investigation.

If you suffered injuries in a serious crash, a Georgia car accident lawyer may be able to help you to get compensation.

Source: https://www.11alive.com/article/traffic/marietta-whitlock-avenue-crash-elderly-man-out-of-hospital/85-e8b18ba0-b456-4039-b95d-9699cdafaa9b

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