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Charges filed against Savannah man in fatal car accident

Charges were filed against a northern Georgia man in connection with a car accident that killed one person and seriously injured two others back in May of 2013. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has charged the 18-year-old Savannah man with second degree homicide by vehicle and failure to maintain his lane.

Police said the man was driving eastbound on Highway 80 near Fort Pulaski on May 11 when he suffered an unidentified medical problem, resulting in a multi-vehicle car accident. The pickup truck he was driving crossed the center line, hit another truck on its side and then collided head-on with a car.

A 25-year-old Dublin man died at the crash scene. The 51-year-old woman driver of the car he was in also sustained serious injuries, as did an 18-year-old female passenger in the same car. Both women, also from Dublin, were taken to Memorial University Medical Center. The driver of the other pickup was reportedly not injured, though the Savannah man and his passenger sustained minor injuries.

Car accidents that cause injuries are especially bad when a person is killed. In the accident described above, the two injured women may be eligible for compensation from the negligent driver's insurance company, as would be the passenger in the driver's own pickup. The survivors of the young man killed may also be eligible for a financial settlement for his wrongful death. A personal injury attorney may be able to advise on the claims as well as handle details of the claims with the liability insurance company. A car accident attorney may ease the burden placed on victims' shoulders by such traumatic events.

Source: Savannah Now, "UPDATE: Second victim ID'd in fiery Savannah wreck," May 12, 2013.

Source: WSAV, "Multi-Car Accident Leads to Vehicular Homicide Charges", Andrew Davis, August 08, 2013

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