A fatal hit-and-run accident in Gwinnett County occurred on Monday, July 8, 2013, around 1:20 p.m. According to police, an SUV was hit by a semi-truck on southbound Interstate 85 Monday afternoon, which sent the SUV spinning and the truck on to make its next delivery in Cobb County.
The SUV was carrying two adults and their two children when it was hit by a large commercial truck that was changing lanes on I-85 near the Pleasant Hill Road Bridge. When the semi hit the SUV, the semi kept traveling down the road, and the SUV was sent spinning. The SUV then hit another truck, went over an embankment, over a guardrail, and overturned many times before coming to rest on the on-ramp at Steve Reynolds Boulevard.
Sadly, a woman was killed in this crash, and has since been identified as 34-year-old Rabia Adnam, of Duluth. Authorities indicated that she was ejected from the vehicle and died from her injuries she sustained. Additionally, the man and two children were injured; however, the man and kids are expected to recover.
Police indicate that the truck driver may not have even realized that he hit clipped the SUV. In fact, Gwinnett County Police spokesman Jake Smith says the driver of the truck went on to make a delivery following the crash. However, the Gwinnett County Police was able to track down the truck and interview the truck driver about the hit-and-run accident.
No charges have been filed at this time; however, this Gwinnett County crash is still under investigation.
Shane Smith Law is saddened to hear about this fatality and extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rabia Adnam, and we also wish her husband and children a full recovery.