Driver seriously injured in 7-vehicle wreck on I-85 near Midtown

Credit: WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

Credit: WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

A chain-reaction crash on I-85 North near Midtown ended with one driver seriously injured and seven vehicles caught up in the wreckage, authorities said.

All of the vehicles were traveling north about 3:30 p.m. when a Toyota Camry rear-ended a Chevrolet pickup truck that was slowing down for traffic, according to the Georgia State Patrol. A Dodge Caravan then tried to slow down to avoid the two vehicles but was rear-ended by a Honda Civic.

The second crash caused the Civic to rotate and be struck by two other vehicles, GSP said. A seventh vehicle then hit one of those two vehicles, ending the chain reaction.

The driver of the Civic was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, GSP said. Everyone else involved either suffered minor injuries or complained of injuries at the scene, with at least one other driver being taken to Northside Hospital.

The wreck briefly blocked all northbound lanes before the HOV lane reopened. By 5:15 p.m., all travel lanes had reopened, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing. No other information was provided.

In other news:

About the Author