Jeannie Smithwick In Grady ICU After Hit-and-Run Accident on I-285; Justice Available?

Jeannie Smithwick In Grady ICU After Hit-and-Run Accident on I-285.

Jeannie Smithwick In Grady ICU After Hit-and-Run Accident on I-285. (

Sandy Springs News

A motor vehicle accident involving a hit-and-run vehicle injured multiple people Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019.

According to, [a] car fire turned into multiple injuries and shut down all lanes for several hours on I-285 eastbound at Northside Drive Wednesday morning.” is reporting, “[t]wo vehicles were involved in the initial crash in the eastbound lanes near New Northside Drive around 2 a.m….A third driver in a tractor-trailer had stopped to help and extinguish the flames when all three people were hit by a blue Ford Mustang.”  The news story reports “[t]he Mustang then left the scene with heavy front-end damage.”  According to the report, “the truck driver was ok and was released from the hospital…Another victim, Jeannie Smithwick, was still unconscious at Grady Memorial Hospital…The condition of the third victim was not known.”

Authorities continue to search for the Ford Mustang.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this accident continue to develop, Jeannie Smithwick may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for her injuries. In addition, any other victims may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their injuries. Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Jeannie Smithwick and any other victims should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.

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