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Georgia bicyclist dies after collision with excavator

Road construction and maintenance crews are supposed to provide proper warnings and protections for motorists and pedestrians. Failure to take the necessary safety precautions can lead to serious injuries, either for workers or other innocent parties.

Family says denture-related death resulted from act of negligence

As we all know, a trip to a medical facility for any reason can cause nervousness or anxiety. Most medical treatments do result in a safe outcome. However, there are far too many cases in which negligence or errors have disastrous results.

Tragic bus accident takes life of Georgia kindergarten student

On the morning of April 14 at around 7 a.m., students were starting to arrive at Georgia's Chattanooga Valley Elementary School. The school has a circular drive intended for school buses that is in a different area than where parents drop their children off. A 6-year-old boy who was a kindergarten student at the school had just disembarked from one of the buses. Sadly, he was struck by the bus and killed. The school took steps to shield its 460 students from what was going on, including putting the school on a "soft lock down" and covering up the windows so the children were unable to see outside to the driveway. State police and Walker County sheriff's deputies were at the scene and trying to piece together what had happened.

Chain of events in Georgia leaves one driver dead

On April 12, one driver died and three other people suffered injuries in a multiple-vehicle wreck that occurred on Interstate 20 in Morgan County. Emergency responders transported the wounded, whom authorities did not identify, to Morgan Memorial and Athens Regional hospitals with undisclosed injuries.

Georgia man killed in 5-car pileup on Islands Expressway

Savannah-Chatham police department investigators say that a local man was killed when an SUV crossed into oncoming traffic and started a five-vehicle pileup on the Islands Expressway. The traffic accident happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, closing the westbound lanes of President Street for several hours while police investigated the scene.

Parents sue acne med manufacturer over son's suicide

Georgia residents may be interested in a lawsuit that has being filed against the makers of a prescription acne medication. The parents of a teenage boy who took his own life are claiming that Allergan and Amerisource Bergen are liable for the boy's death. According to the wrongful death claim, ingredients in the topical medication known as Aczone resulted in the boy developing severe depression and suicidal thoughts.

Georgia woman killed in 2-vehicle accident

A 26-year-old woman was killed as a result of a two-car accident in Columbus. After being rushed to the hospital, the woman was pronounced dead approximately five hours after the crash. Although the car wreck is still under investigation, police have charged a 23-year-old driver for the woman's death. The Muscogee County coroner has confirmed that the victim was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred.

Woman dies in Atlanta when car stops on I-20

A Washington, D.C. female radio personality who had been living for weeks in the metro Atlanta area was killed in a car accident on Oct. 24 on the Interstate 20. The woman had been on her way to work at around 5:30 a.m. when she was struck by another vehicle at the I-285 southbound exit.

Possible road rage incident in Gainesville leaves two dead

According to the captain of the Gainesville Police Department, road rage may have been the factor behind the crash that left two people dead on Friday morning, Oct. 11. The accident occurred on Browns Bridge Road after 911 dispatchers received a call about a pickup truck that kept aggressively bumping a 2006 Toyota Highlander for reasons that were unknown.

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