In the midst of a dog walk last night, we saw the aftermath of this accident at the eastern intersection of Ponce and Commerce.
A crushed car on the sidewalk. Decatur and DeKalb police and fire on the scene. Police tape across the intersection and smoke rising from the center of the action. I’m now kicking myself for not taking a blurry pic with my cameraphone.
Though I couldn’t get much info from anyone at the scene, the rumor mill is full of info this morning. Robbie tweets in response to Andisheh that the crash is the result of a police chase and that one suspect fled on foot.
Lynne writes in with a report from an eyewitness that reasserts that the driver fled.
A work colleague saw a terrible car wreck early evening on Thursday at the corner of Commerce and E. Ponce (near Decatur First Methodist Church). A black SUV sped through a red light heading west on Ponce, and crashed into the line of waiting cars going east. One woman had to be cut out of her car. The driver of the vehicle that ran the light got out of his car and ran away on foot. Anyone know anything more?
I’m trying to get confirmation from Decatur PD on all of this. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: Police Chief Booker provided details in the comments section.