4 injured in I-85 accident

by Wes Mayer


Photo by Jeffrey Leo

Emergency responders tend to the four patients, two adults and two children, who were injured in a single-vehicle accident on I-85 early Saturday. 

Four people were injured, and I-85 northbound was temporarily shut down Saturday morning after a vehicle hit the center wall and overturned.

Around 8:30 a.m., a Toyota Sienna traveling northbound on I-85 around the 48 mile-marker failed to maintain its lane and struck the center concrete barrier, said Trooper Jason McClung with the Georgia State Patrol. McClung said the vehicle was traveling in the second lane from the left before the accident. The vehicle rotated counterclockwise and overturned twice, coming to rest on its left side.

The two adults and two children in the vehicle were all injured and transported to hospitals by ground ambulance, but their injuries did not appear life-threatening, McClung said. One occupant was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, two were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, and one of the children was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

The driver, Sung Soon Kim, 44, from Auburn, Ala., will be charged with failure to maintain lane, McClung said. The northbound side of the interstate was closed for around 15 to 20 minutes.

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