Three injured in a multi-car crash in Georgia; one charged for following too closely

Last updated Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Georgia State Troopers reported that the northbound lanes of Interstate 985 at exit 8 were blocked after a multi-car crash in Georgia on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 26. It was a chain reaction crash that involved at least eight vehicles.

Police confirmed that around 5:00 PM, an adult male in his Mercedes Benz Sprinter van suddenly encountered stopped traffic at exit 8 for Ga. 347/Friendship Road. 

The Mercedes driver was unable to control his vehicle and crashed into the back of a GMC Sierra, followed by hitting the rear of a Hyundai Kona. This started a chain reaction as the van continued to travel and crashed into a Tesla Model 3 and a Honda Odyssey. 

A Hyundai Elantra that was behind the Mercedes swerved to avoid crashing and drove into the grass median, where it bumped into the rear of the Mercedes, the state patrol said.

Three people – who have not been officially identified – received medical attention at a local hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the Benz van, identified as 19-year-old Hunter Bohannon, of Toccoa, is facing charges for following too closely.

Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the crash and more details will be released as they become available.

It is a great blessing that the violent crash only resulted in minor injuries. Our best wishes go out to all the injured for a speedy recovery.

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A chain-reaction car crash in Georgia may cause grave injuries 

With multiple vehicles involved in a chain reaction crash, determining fault and liability can be challenging. Georgia law stipulates that injured individuals may file a personal injury lawsuit against at-fault parties in order to seek compensation for their injuries.

A bulk of car accidents result from drivers not following basic driving rules.

It is absolutely vital that you, as a responsible driver, refuse unsafe driving practices, specifically:

  • DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • Distracted and/or fatigued driving
  • Not wearing a seatbelt while driving
  • Irrational speeding, e.g., anticipating heavy traffic but not slowing down

Usually, law enforcement officers determine the liable party for the accident by looking at several factors, such as alcohol or drug use, reckless driving, speeding, or violating other laws.

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