Driver Arrested Over Crash on I-520, Released

A driver arrested on multiple charges in relation to a crash on I-520 was later released by the authorities on Thursday, December 3. The driver was identified as Barbara Ann Grant, 62. 

According to the details shared by the authorities, the crash for which Grant was arrested took place on Interstate 520. It involved two vehicles. These were identified as a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado C2500 and a black 1999 Dodge Dakota.

Grant was driving the Chevrolet when the incident occurred. The Chevrolet had a trailer attached to it. Just as Grant was traveling at mile marker 12 of I-520, she recklessly crossed the left lane. She made the switch right in front of the Dodge. 

As Grant switched lanes, the trailer attached to her vehicle collided with the front of the Dodge. The Dodge’s driver was identified as Melvin Scott. He sustained several injuries as a result of the accident, including two broken bones in his left leg and a broken right wrist.

Grant had passengers in the trailer attached to her vehicle. The collision resulted in two of these passengers to be ejected from the trailer. The passengers were identified as Christopher Williams and Alan Bargeron. Williams suffered multiple broken ribs, as well as injuries to the knee and femur bones. Bargeron suffered injuries and fractures to the ribs, legs, and pelvis area.

The incident occurred at around 3:25 p.m. Once the first responders and paramedics reached the scene of the crash on I-520, they transported the three injured persons to the Augusta University Medical Center.

Authorities later brought three counts of serious injury by vehicle against Grant. She was subsequently arrested and booked into Richmond County. The bond amount set for her release is not known at this time. However, authorities did confirm that she was released last Thursday.

If you or your loved one are hurt in a hit and run accident, make sure you call a Georgia car accident attorney right away. You may have a potential claim for damages.


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