DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A driver was charged and arrested after fleeing police and causing a major traffic accident along Interstate 285 Friday morning, the Georgia State Patrol confirmed.
According to investigators, around 9:50 a.m. on Interstate 85, a trooper spotted a black BMW that was previously suspected of fleeing a traffic stop.
The trooper then attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not stop. A chase began on I-85 southbound, before eventually making way onto I-285 eastbound.
The driver, later identified as 23-year-old Elijah Abdul Wafer, lost control and hit a barrier wall while trying to cut off another car on I-285. Wafer then exited his car and jumped over the barrier wall into oncoming traffic.
Crash near Spaghetti Junction on the morning of July 31, 2020. (FOX 5)
Wafer was then hit by a semi-truck. The trooper then called for medical assistance.
Wafer was arrested and taken to Grady Memorial Hosptial for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Wafer faces charges for fleeing or attempting to elude and reckless driving. He had been previously wanted in Suwanee for probation violations along with other traffic violations.
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