An 18-year-old driver has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal Georgia car accident. The teen hit and killed a man outside of a police station on Sept. 17 after he had been released from a holding cell. The driver left the scene, and, after an anonymous tip from Crime Stoppers, police were able to locate her and bring her into custody.
A Georgia driver is facing charges of second-degree homicide by vehicle and failure to yield in connection with a July 30 accident that claimed the life of an undercover police officer. The accident took place on in Columbus on Veterans Parkway when police officers in two unmarked SUVs were allegedly responding to a call for backup at the scene of an investigation into a meth lab at Flat Rock Park.
A 51-year-old man driving in Wayne County struck another vehicle while attempting to allegedly avoid hitting a deer. The car wreck became fatal when the 30-year-old driver from Jesup died at the scene.
The family of a 27-year-old Georgia law school graduate who was allegedly killed by a neighbor and classmate in 2011 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The young woman's family filed the suit June 17 in federal court in Macon. They are seeking more than $5 million in damages, claiming intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful death and interference with right of burial. This latest litigation follows settlement of an earlier lawsuit for less than $1 million, filed by the family against the insurer of the apartment building where she and the defendant lived.
A pharmacist who was recently arrested and charged with illegally selling painkillers is now facing multiple charges as a result of a motor vehicle accident that killed one man and injured two others. The druggist, whose Georgia pharmacy was recently raided by law enforcement, is now being charged with federal first degree vehicular homicide as well as driving on a suspended license and other charges associated with an alleged act of negligence in the truck wreck.
No one can put a price tag on a human life, but families in Georgia who feel that they have legitimate cause to file a wrongful death lawsuit quickly discover how the legal system can try to determine a dollar value. According to an article published in Hawaii Business Magazine, these types of lawsuits are designed to compensate family members and dependents of the deceased for their economic loss. The article pointed out that tort law sets the value of an individual life according to that person's projected future income.
An airport shuttle that takes passengers from Georgia's Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport slammed into a tractor-trailer on May 24. Over a dozen passengers sustained injuries. Those who were injured in the truck accident were taken to hospitals in the area.