Blown Tire Causes Fatal Car Accident in Atlanta

Posted on Oct 11, 2011

October 11, 2011 - Atlanta, Ga. - A person was killed in a 2-vehicle car accident on Saturday night, October 8.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
reports that the accident happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Interstate 20 near the intersection where it meets Interstate 285. A 1995 Lexus GS300 was travelling west on the interstate when its right rear tire blew out, causing the vehicle to swerve.

The Lexus veered into the path of a 2003 Ford Expedition. The Lexus and the Ford collided on the interstate. The driver of the Ford, 27-year-old Christopher Saladrigas, was thrown from his vehicle during the accident. Saladrigas was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no word on whether or not the Lexus's driver, 25-year-old Anoa Sulaiman, was injured in the accident.

So far there is no indication that Sulaiman had been charged in connection with this accident. The accident is under ongoing investigation by local authorities.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.

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Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
 

  • single-car accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
  • accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.

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