With all the ads reminding drivers to drive safely around motorcycles and to avoid driving after consuming alcohol, there is no reason a drunk driver should be on the road. There is also no reason a driver should hit a motorcycle. In a recent accident along Interstate 75/85 in Atlanta, an alleged drunk driver hit a motorcycle in an accident that was fatal.
In December 2011, a former law enforcement official with the Georgia State Patrol may have been responsible for a car accident that resulted in the death of a woman. The trooper involved in the incident was assisting another law enforcement official with a motorcycle pursuit at the time of the incident, and the victim and her family were traveling to a football game. The car that the victim was riding in had the right of way at an intersection when the trooper's car crashed into it. While the trooper had his siren and emergency lights on, he was driving over 30 miles over the posted speed limit and failed to even slow down at the intersection. The victim died as a result of the car accident. The man responsible for the car accident states that he will plead guilty to two of the three charges against him. He will not plead guilty to violating his oath, but he will agree to plead guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving. For these charges, he could spend up to 15 years in prison. His trial is slated to begin in mid-April.
A car wreck involving three vehicles on Interstate 75 proved to be fatal to one driver. A passenger was also hospitalized with injures. The accident occurred when a vehicle changed lanes, sideswiping a second passenger vehicle. That vehicle in turn lost control and spun into the next lane, which caused a second impact with an SUV. The SUV struck the driver's side, and the driver of the vehicle was killed. A second passenger was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital to be treated for injuries. Information as to why the initial vehicle sideswiped the passenger vehicle was not provided. The crash occurred in the morning just after rush hour, and the incident was reported to news outlets by the Georgia State Patrol. The GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team has been called to lead the investigation of events and determine if criminal charges will be filed. In cases involving one or more deaths, a detailed investigation is required to gather evidence for a criminal trial. In many cases, this evidence can also be presented in civil court.
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.
A highway is a busy place, with a variety of vehicles all expected to share the same roadway. Everyone driving must remain alert to the things going on around them, because it only takes one negligent driver to cause an accident that can change the lives of numerous people forever. As readers in Rome might be aware, such an accident took place on a local Georgia highway recently.
Multivehicle accidents in Floyd County and the surrounding area can be some of the most catastrophic on the road. The chaotic nature of a multiple-car crash can make it particularly difficult for emergency crews to access the scene.Truck accidents can be especially hazardous. Some truck and trailer assemblies carry hazardous materials, while others are dangerous because of their size or weight.
Driving near an 18-wheeler can be terrifying when it seems like the driver of the large vehicle isn't paying attention to the road. Large trucks have blind spots that make it difficult to see other drivers on the road, and driving next to these vehicles can be a hazard. In some cases, truck accidents cause severe damage and serious injuries to drivers in smaller vehicles.
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can be one of the most difficult experiences a family can live through. An individual's sudden death can leave an array of unexplored questions, many of which might have been answered most thoroughly by the deceased person. As a result, it can often be very hard for parents, siblings and other immediate family members to recover from a wrongful death.
Families who lose a loved one in any type of car accident can seek compensation for medical expenses and emotional damages. This is especially true when recklessness or negligence on the part of another driver contributed to the accident. In some cases, authorities may decide to pursue criminal charges, which could have an impact on the outcome of personal injury lawsuits.
For many people in Georgia, the winter holidays are a time of sharing love and joy among family and friends. Sadly, one family spent their holidays mourning the loss of a loved one after a tragic car accident took the life of a woman on Christmas Eve.