Claim: Video shows a driver being thrown from his car in a collision and being run over by oncoming traffic.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, September 2006]
I just received this and wonder whether it is really what it says it is. Have you seen it?
The crash looks real, but the victim’s legs seem too stiff.
Origins: This e-mailed video clip of a driver’s being thrown from his vehicle in a highway collision and then run over by oncoming traffic is horrific but also has an oddly detached, almost cartoonish feel to
it, leading many viewers to question whether it might have been fabricated. Unfortunately, the grisly scene it depicts was very much a real one.
The chain of events that culminated in this tragic finale was set in motion one afternoon in
Alpharetta police initially stopped Harrington, but he took off again when an officer approached his SUV, leading a chase onto Georgia State
Harrington was declared dead at the scene.
Last updated: 17 July 2007