The death of a Cobb County teacher here in Georgia due to a traffic crash has shaken a community to its core. Police say that the motorcycle accident that killed him never should have happened. They are now working diligently to determine the facts around this deadly collision as those who loved and revered the teacher try to continue on without a beloved member of the community.
An inspiration to his students, gone too soon
Officials say that the crash happened on a recent weekday afternoon on a state route. A 29-year-old teacher and father of two children was heading north when, according to police, a work truck driven by a 59-year-old man attempted to turn left in front of him. The resulting impact took the teacher’s life before he could even be taken for medical treatment.
Members of the victim’s community say they are shocked and saddened by his death. Police have charged the truck driver with second-degree homicide by vehicle as well as with two other charges. Officials say they have not yet finished their investigation, so it is possible that more charges will be forthcoming once police feel they have collected necessary information.
Caring for those left behind
A criminal case may not be the only means of holding the truck driver responsible for the motorcycle accident. The victim’s family may decide to file a wrongful death claim against any parties deemed at fault for this tragedy. A Georgia attorney can assist a family with this type of civil case, working to secure monetary compensation that may help a grieving family at a time they likely need it the most.