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Gwinnett County hit-and-run driver injures six


Posted on Dec 06, 2009

 
A taxi-driver and his five passengers were injured in an automobile crash when an unidentified car sideswiped the taxi as it was traveling south on I-85 near the Indian Trail Road exit in Norcross.
 
The white 2004 Chevrolet Astro van taxi was sideswiped by an unidentified dark-colored car traveling in the same direction shortly after 6pm on Sunday, November 29. The dark-colored car struck the taxi and then sped away. The impact caused the taxi to rollover.
 
By the time the police arrived on the scene, the driver and the five passengers had climbed out of the overturned van. Three children, ages 9, 7 and 6, were taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite where they are in stable condition.  
 
The driver, 38-year-old Regis Francy, and his two adult passengers, Mary Jean, 41 and Raphael Agache, 29, were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. All injuries were minor to moderate and were not life threatening.  
 
Police are looking for the driver that caused the accident. The suspect’s vehicle is described as dark-colored and may have damage on the front or driver’s side. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 770-513-5000.
 
Taxi accidents are not uncommon in the Atlanta area. 

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