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Bizarre wreck sends three to hospital in Savannah

A wild wreck Tuesday night on Savannah's West Bay Street sent three people to Memorial University Medical Center.

Witnesses say the man who caused it was speeding and appeared to be on drugs.

It happened on West Bay near Carolan Street shortly before 7 p.m., and the road was shut down for hours. Police say the woman and two men involved in the wreck all are expected to survive.

"I was over there standing by the laundry mat and I heard the dude flying up the road," said Stafford Cooper, a witness who also is the uncle of the woman involved in the wreck. "I heard him screaming like he was trying to stop but he still was hauling tail. He was doing about 100 miles an hour and he hit her in the back."

Chris Oliver and his brother were driving down Bay Street and watched the wreck happen. They say the driver of a silver Chevrolet slammed into an Altima as the woman was pulling out of Nancy's Seafood Restaurant. Then the Altima hit another car. The brothers pulled over to help.

"We heard a lady screaming," Oliver said. "She seemed to be alright. She was asking for help, and then we heard the other car revving its gas and beating on the glass, thinking he was stuck. We went over to check on him. His pants were down… He was yelling out rappers' names. He was yelling for his mom. He was like, 'Mom, I'm coming for you!'"

Olvier said the man seemed to be high.

"He wasn't slurring his speech or anything, but he was definitely zooming."

Oliver said the man tried to run from the scene and that officers had to tackle him, but he didn't seem to notice.

"He just did not know what was going on. He said, 'This is a movie. I love movies.' And he said, ‘This is not real.' He said, ‘I'm tired. I'm going to sleep,' and then he'd pop his head right back up and just yell."

No one has been arrested yet.

"(The Major Accident Investigation Team) does have to do its investigation. Until then, there won't be any charges," police spokesman Julian Miller said.

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