When on the road in Rome and throughout Georgia, drivers need to be vigilant of the presence of large trucks on the road. These vehicles are heavy, massive and can cause a significant amount of damage if there is a collision, especially if it is with a smaller vehicle. While in most instances, a truck driver is cautious and operates his or her vehicle safely, there are times when the driver might have been driving too long without a break, is speeding or violating some other law leading to a semi truck accident. Even if the driver is operating the vehicle safely, circumstances can lead to a crash.
A car accident in Rome, Georgia can happen to anyone at any time including those in positions of responsibility like police officers. They can occur for a multitude of reasons including negligence, recklessness and a drunk driver. When a person is injured in an auto accident, there is the chance that there will be significant medical expenses and other issues that will affect their lives and the lives of their families.
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 Georgia pastor has been killed after a nighttime head-on collision with a drunk driver. The pastor's wife was seriously injured, as well.
Georgia residents who have purchased an Aston Martin vehicle since 2007 may soon receive notice of the company's recent recall. Nearly 18,000 Aston Martins from around the world were recalled by the manufacturer due to possible issues with the vehicles' accelerator pedal arms that could leave them incapable of maintaining speed or accelerating during normal driving conditions and thereby increase the drivers' risks of being injured in an auto accident.
A recall of 19,197 Acura MDX 2014 vehicles was announced by Honda during December 2013. The recall for the luxury SUV could affect drivers in Floyd County, Georgia, and other parts of the country as well. According to Honda and federal regulators, the recall in the United States was prompted by defective propeller shafts. If gone unchecked, this defective part could potentially lead to several car accidents.
Some Georgia Porsche Carrera owners could be seriously alarmed by the fact that, according to some top executives working for Porsche, the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, like the one in which the famous young star of the Fast and Furious franchise was killed recently, is infamously challenging and dangerous to drive. Paul Walker was killed in a fiery crash in Los Angeles while riding as a passenger in a friend's 2005 Carrera GT.
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.
A traffic accident involving eight vehicles left a stretch of I-75 in Georgia temporarily closed during rush hour on the afternoon of Nov. 14. Police from Marietta and Cobb County responded to the multi-vehicle accident, which resulted in two deaths and three reported injuries. The initial collision involved a BMW hit from the rear by a truck driver. The BMW caught fire as a result. Other details of the collision were not made available in this report.
Georgia state troopers are expected to file charges against a driver involved in an early morning hit-and-run. The driver hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Brown Bridge Road and Hardwood Drive in Newton County at about 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 19. The pedestrian, a 19-year-old Conyers man, was injured and taken to Atlanta Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver left the scene.