When a North Georgia resident is injured in an auto accident, there will almost always be an accident investigation to determine a number of factors, but none more important than who was responsible for the crash. In some cases the crash is due to one party's recklessness - say, from drunk driving or texting and driving. In other cases the weather conditions may have played a factor. However, sometimes it can be difficult for police investigators to determine the cause of a crash. When this happens, an attempt at crash reconstruction could be in play.
A car accident at an intersection in Valdosta is currently being treated by investigators as a hit-and-run. Officials are seeking a gray pickup truck and its driver, whom they allege was responsible for striking a van and injuring the man driving it around 8 a.m. on March 31.
A recent crash on a Georgia interstate involving two vehicles resulted in three injuries, one of them serious. According to Fulton County Police, at about 5:15 p.m. on March 14 a pickup truck traveling on Interstate 85 lost control and slammed into a semi traveling in the same direction. The collision happened just after the Senoia Road exit, and the impact sent both vehicles toward the shoulder of the highway. The big rig hit the guardrail and a bridge pillar, and then its trailer separated from the cab and flipped over.
An Atlanta driver is being accused of intentionally using his car to hit and kill a pedestrian on Dec. 1. The car accident took place near Boulevard Street SE and Gartrell Street SE close to 5:30 p.m.
Car insurance companies consider a number of factors when determining an individual's premium. The present age of all the drivers on the policy, having been in any car accidents and adding inexperienced drivers onto the policy are some reasons for increased premiums in Georgia, since these are risk factors that increase the likelihood of a car accident taking place.
Police in DeKalb County reported the death of a police officer who was killed in a wreck while he pursued a motorist who was driving a stolen car. According to officials, the officer had pulled the motorist over during a traffic stop. The driver fled the scene after the officer took his information and headed back to his patrol car. The officer pursued the suspect for a short distance until the chase was aborted. Shortly thereafter, he was notified that the man was spotted in the area and he resumed his chase, only to strike a tree with his vehicle.
Georgia State Police charged a woman with DUI and other violations after a serious crash that occurred at about 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 in Murrayville. The police reported that the woman drove across the road and hit a vehicle that was heading in the opposite direction. Both the driver of the vehicle and his passenger were injured in this car accident.