Cops: Driver of car that hit motorcycle on I-285 tried to leave scene

The driver of a car that collided with a motorcycle on I-285 tried to leave the scene and was stopped only because the motorcycle was caught under his vehicle, according to police.

Officers had to use a Taser on the driver, who was combative once he was forced to stop, according to Lt. Steve Rose of the Sandy Springs Police Department.

Rose said it was not yet known what caused the accident at 8:09 p.m. shortly after the interstate passes Ga. 400, but motorists caught in the traffic reported seeing a large hole in the second lane from the right.

The critically injured driver of the motorcycle was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, Rose said.

"The car drug the motorcycle up to 100 yards," Rose said. "The driver of the car ... tried to leave the scene, but the motorcycle was caught up under the car. When he stopped, he was confronted by some passing motorists as well as three officers. He fought with the officers and he was put into custody."

The car's driver, Karl Bazemore, remained in the Fulton County Jail on Thursday, charged with felony hit-and-run, serious injury by vehicle, felony obstruction, battery, battery on police, reckless driving, following too close, having an expired tag and driving under the influence of drugs, according to jail records.

There were two other accidents in the area that may have been a result of the motorcycle-car crash. One wreck, involving a tractor-trailer, was east of the crash between the  motorcycle and the car, also westbound on I-285. A second one, involving seven vehicles, happened on Ga. 400 southbound between Abernathy Road and the ramp onto I-285 going west; two lanes were closed.

It was not immediately known if there were any injuries in those two wrecks.

Staff writer Mike Morris contributed to this article.