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Three Car Crash on I75 North (Cobb)

On May 23 2021, Officer B S Smith was dispatched to the scene of an accident at the intersection of the I75 Expressway and the I285 Expressway.

The accident occurred at 22:58.

A Ford Explorer driven by Ms. A Ortiz-Cruz, a Volvo truck driven by Mr. I Moskovchuk and a Mercedes Sprinter driven by Mr. O Stanoiu were involved in a collision.

All three vehicles were driving north on the I75 Expressway.

Ms. Ortiz-Cruz stated that she was in lane #4 and that Mr. Moskovchuk attempted to merge into that lane from the left.

She accelerated to avoid a collision, but Mr. Moskovchuk vehicle struck her vehicle’s back left side.

This caused Ms. Ortiz-Cruz to lose control of her vehicle and collide with Mr. Stanoiu’s vehicle.

Mr. Moskovchuk stated that he was in lane #3 and that Ms. Ortiz-Cruz merged into that lane and struck the front right side of his vehicle.

This caused Ms. Ortiz-Cruz to lose control of her vehicle and collide with Mr. Stanoiu’s vehicle.

Mr. Stanoiu stated that he was in lane #2 and saw Ms. Ortiz-Cruz attempt to merge into lane #2.

Mr. Stanoiu then merged into lane #! to avoid a collision.

Mr. Stanoiu stated that Ms. Ortiz-Cruz’s vehicle collied with Mr. Moskovchuk’s vehicle, causing Ms. Ortiz-Cruz to lose control of her vehicle.

She then struck the right side of Mr. Stanoiu’s vehicle.

Mr. Stanoiu’s vehicle was pushed off the left shoulder, causing the undercarriage to hit a tree stump.

Ms. Ortiz-Cruz’ vehicle sustained major damage to the front and rear and was removed by Barrows Wrecker.

Mr. Moskovchuk’s vehicle sustained minor damage to the right front side, and he removed the vehicle himself.

Mr. Stanoiu’s vehicle sustained major damage to the right side and undercarriage and was removed by Barrows Wrecker.

Ms. Ortiz-Cruz was cited in terms of O.C.G.A. 40-6-48 “Improper lane change”.

The weather and surface conditions were good, and the light condition was dark: not lighted.

The accident was reported in Cobb County.



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