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Collision in Georgia results in one fatality

A 43-year-old woman of Forsyth County, Georgia, was killed in a three-vehicle collision on Georgia Highway 9. One of the vehicles involved in the incident was a school bus. The responding deputy said that the woman died at Northside Hospital after the crash. The driver of the other vehicle suffered injuries, but there were no signs of gross negligence on behalf of any of the drivers. Subsequently, authorities did not make any citations.

The school bus was waiting to make a left turn at the intersection of Georgia Highway 9 and North Old Atlanta Road. The 43-year-old woman was traveling eastbound on North Old Atlanta Road, and the other driver was headed in the southbound direction. When the two vehicles collided, the 43-year-old woman's vehicle impacted the passenger side of the school bus.

Police reported that the bus was empty of passengers. They also indicated that the woman who died was not wearing a seat belt. The other driver was released from the hospital a short time after the accident.

Drivers in Georgia are required to have a minimum of liability insurance on their vehicle. This type of insurance protects the insured in the event that their vehicle is involved in an accident. It might be possible for the survivors of the crash to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. People who have been involved in car accidents may benefit from speaking with lawyers to ensure that any settlement offers made by an insurance company be fair and to clarify their rights and options.

Source: CBS Atlanta, "Woman dies in hospital after Forsyth County accident," Jennifer Banks and Sonia Moghe, March 8, 2013

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