Teen flees scene after hitting a car and fire truck

Police arrested a teenager after his involvement in a hit and run incident with a Gwinnett County fire truck.

Seventeen-year-old David Newman was behind the wheel of an RV when he rear-ended a car on Five Forks Trickum Road. Newman left the scene and nearly immediately hit a fire truck in the next lane. He left that scene as well, though was followed by someone who saw both accidents.

The RV was eventually found by the Gwinnett County Police Department, but Newman had already abandoned it to continue to run away on foot. A K9 unit was called in and eventually authorities found the teenager. He was charged with obstruction, fleeing and eluding an officer, following too closely, hit and run, no driver’s license, and failure to stop at a stop sign, among other traffic violations.

The operator of the car Newman hit was taken to the hospital, but with only minor injuries.

If you or someone you know has been injured at the hands of a reckless driver, you may have legal options available to you. Contact an attorney with Ausband & Dumont at (404) 812-0051 to begin your legal journey today.

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