Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Somebody's Lying

There was a tragic story here in Atlanta Monday night when 4 people were killed and several others seriously injured in a traffic accident on I-85. Three of the four were members of the same family, riding in a SUV-Limo from the airport after returning from a wedding out of state.

As initial reports have it, a red Acura (missing its rear bumper) was swerving in and out of traffic and caused the multiple-vehicle collision. It never stopped at the scene. Shortly thereafter, a man parked a badly-damaged red Acura at a motel an exit North of the accident scene and asked permission to leave it there overnight to get it towed. As the story goes, he asked left a business card with the night manager and left the property. The hotel manager heard about the accident on the radio, went out to look at the car and called the police.

Tuesday afternoon the driver of the Acura went to the local police station with his lawyer and his father and spent several hours before being arrested and charged with 4 counts of felony vehicular homicide and other charges.

Today his lawyer and parents (the driver is 20 years old) appeared on the local news telling a completely different story, including that their son was struck by the limo and no tthe other way around (contrary to reported witness accounts) and that thier son went to the exit and the hotel to call for help (which is contrary to all other reports I have heard).

If he was a victim and not the cause, why did he not stop at the accident scene (especially in this day of cell phone proliferation)?
If he was a victim and not the cause, why did he not call the police from the hotel? Why did he leave the hotel?
If he was a victim and not the cause, why is he now behind bars?

And the other little new tidbit today, reportedly the Acura driver had someone else in the car with him when this all happened, but the police have yet to locate this person.

What do you think?

UPDATE: ON THE LOCAL NEWS TODAY (THURSDAY) THEY SHOWED FOOTAGE OF THE POLICE WORKING ON I-85 YESTERDAY. THEY RE-ENACTED THE ACCIDENT FROM MONDAY NIGHT AND DETERMINED THAT THE ACURA DRIVER CAUSED THE WHOLE MESS.

3 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

I agree with you - somebody's lying. Looks like a few somebodies, actually - the kid, his parents, his lawyer to start! What a tragic story. I'm so sorry for that family.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Sounds like a lawyer twisting a tale...I think the young man was probably inebriated and went home to dry out before turning himself in, and then a lawyer got involved. I do feel so much for those hurt by this tragedy.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Sounds like a lawyer twisting a tale...I think the young man was probably inebriated and went home to dry out before turning himself in, and then a lawyer got involved. I do feel so much for those hurt by this tragedy.