Police searching for truck driver involved in hit-and-run on I-75

The HERO operator was hit by a tractor-trailer on I-75.
The HERO operator was hit by a tractor-trailer on I-75.

Credit: Chris Canady

Clayton County police are searching for the driver of a tractor-trailer who was involved in a hit-and-run on I-75.

Officers responded to I-75 North at the ramp to I-285 West shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday after a HERO operator called about being hit by a tractor-trailer, a police spokesman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Chris Canady, the HERO operator, confirmed with the AJC that he was the victim of the hit-and-run.

Canady was on the ramp to assist a tractor-trailer that was stalled. As the driver of the stalled vehicle and Canady stood on the driver’s side of the truck, another tractor-trailer attempting to pass on the left lane of the ramp struck the disabled big rig and both drivers, according to Canady and a news release.

When officers arrived, they found Canady lying on the ground with non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a hospital.

The condition of the other victim was not released by police, but Canady confirmed that he was brushed by the passing truck and was stable.

Witnesses were not able to get a description of the truck before the driver left the scene, according to the news release.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Clayton County Police Department.

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