SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - An apparent hit and run on the Perimeter's top end sends three people to the hospital, including a good Samaritan. The accident has shut down a portion of Interstate 285.
Early Wednesday morning around 2, a collision between two cars ended with the car with front damage catching on fire in the eastbound lanes at Northside Drive.
Ray Redding of Florida Rock and Tank says one of his drivers came upon the burning car and decided to help.
The tanker driver pulled over and grabbed his fire extinguishers, hoping to put out the blaze. By then Redding says two people had jumped out of the flaming car.
According to police, a blue Ford Mustang came out of nowhere and hit all three people. Redding told FOX 5 Marc Teichner a Mustang at first stopped and but then fled the scene.
Paramedics rushed all three people hit to the hospital. Although shaken up, Redding's driver wasn't badly hurt. Officials say the other two suffered much more serious injuries but have not given an update on their condition.
Police say the blue Mustand has heavy front end damage. They're asking anyone who may be able to identify the driver to call Sandy Springs Police Department at 770-551-6900.