GSP investigates auto auction crash that left 27 people injured
Legal News for Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys. A man crashed through a car auction, injuring 27 people.
Georgia personal injury attorney alerts- automobile auction crash left 27 people injured; Georgia State Patrol investigates.
Ellijay, GA (News)—Twenty-seven people were injured when a vehicle, which was about to be auctioned, careened through a crowd of people at an automobile auction. The violent accident occurred at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at the Blue Ridge Auto Auction, located at 107 Whitepath Road, according to information provided by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Authorities from the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office reported that the Volvo 960 was on its way into the auction when it suddenly increased its speed and hit several people inside the building. Sheriff’s deputies seemingly claimed to believe the indoor traffic accident was unintentional and that the driver seemed very troubled by the incident.
Georgia State Patrol (GPS) officials noted that injuries suffered by 27 people ranged from minor to critical. It was reported that four people were airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital, one to Hamilton Medical Center, and another to Erlanger Hospital, to be treated by doctors and nurses. Eight other injured victims were transported to Gilmer County hospitals via ambulance while thirteen others were treated at the scene by responding medical professionals. A man who was flown to Atlanta Medical Center was allegedly listed in critical condition after the incident. No charges have been filed against the unidentified driver, as GSP accident investigations are pending.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers.