Driver left with ‘catastrophic head injury’ after crash

A man was on life support after an accident on northbound I-75 early Friday.

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A man was on life support after an accident on northbound I-75 early Friday.

A 49-year-old man is on life support after a single-car accident left him with a “catastrophic head injury,” Atlanta police said.

About 12:40 a.m. Friday, officers went to the accident scene on the exit ramp from northbound I-75 to Langford Parkway and found a heavily damaged Toyota. The Toyota, police learned, had hit the median wall and apparently rolled over on the ramp.

The man was identified as Dwight Emerson Neal, according to the police incident report.

Neal was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. A 4-year-old child in the car was not injured but also taken to Grady. The child was not properly restrained, police said.

“There was no car seat in the vehicle,” police said.

There was beer in the car, and the driver had marijuana in his pants pocket, police said.

The mother was taken to Grady to take custody of the child.

The driver’s relationship to the child was not released.