Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Suicidal woman drives her Porsche the wrong way onto the highway to kill herself but survives

67-year-old wife and mother, Patty Ann Cressaty said she no longer wanted to live so she got behind the wheel of her 2009 Porsche, got on the highway and headed northbound, according to Atlanta police. But Cressaty was on the southbound side of the highway, 15 miles from her home.

Other drivers called 911 to report the wrong-way driver Sunday morning around 11 a.m., but before officers could stop her, there was a fiery, three-vehicle crash.


A collision involving a wrong-way driver had all southbound lanes of the Interstate closed Sunday morning.
As Cressaty drove against traffic in the emergency lane, she struck the concrete median, sending the Porsche spinning, witnesses told police. The Porsche struck a Toyota Camry and then a Nissan Sentra before it ignited, police said.
Cressaty was unconscious, but breathing as strangers pulled her from the burning car. When the first officer arrived, Cressaty was on the side of the hwy, a police report released Monday stated.

Critically injured, Cressaty was taken by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital, along with the drivers and a passenger from the other two cars, according to police. Of the four, Cressaty’s injuries were the most serious and life-threatening.

For more than two hours, the hwy was blocked in the area, backing up traffic for miles.
At the hospital, Cressaty was able to answer the question herself, according to police. Cressaty was able to tell a doctor she was attempting to kill herself when she purposely drove the wrong way on highway 400, the doctor told police.

Ga. 400 SB reopened after wrong-way crash; driver critical photo
No additional details were released Monday on the suicide attempt. Cressaty was cited for reckless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road, according to police. She remained in the hospital Monday.

Source: Channel 2 Action News

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