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Police Chase Ends in Douglas County Crash, Injuring Five


Posted on Aug 15, 2012

On Thursday, July 26, a car chase led to a serious Douglas County car crash in Lithia Springs that injured five people, including two children. The car accident occurred at the intersection of Thornton and Maxham roads around 9:00 p.m.

According to the Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, the driver was fleeing police when he hit another car. Jeremiah Mathis, 30 years old and of Atlanta, was the driver behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Aveo that was trying to outrun the police. The Georgia State Patrol indicated that Mathis entered a Lithia Springs intersection where he collided with a Chevrolet Avalanche. 

Police stated that Mathis had children in the car as he led police on the car chase. Treveion Thompson, a 5-year-old backseat passenger, was injured and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta for medical care, and 11-year-old Tavvorious Thompson was transported to Scottish Rite with serious injuries. Mathis and his front seat passenger, Latasha Williams, also were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

After the Aveo hit the Avalanche, the Avalanche overturned and came to a rest on its top. Fortunately, the driver of the other vehicle already has been treated and released from the hospital. 

Authorities indicated that all victims are expected to survive this crash, and the Georgia State Patrol will charge Mathis once the investigation is complete.

The Georgia accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith extend our best wishes for a full and fast recovery to those who were injured in this crash.

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