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Dalton GA Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Georgia car accident claims 1 life, leads to 17 injuries

One person's life was cut short recently following a tragic multi-car crash in Georgia. Meanwhile, 17 people suffered injuries in the collision. The car accident, which involved eight motor vehicles, took place along Georgia 316 on a Monday afternoon.

According to police, what led to the collision was not immediately clear. However, when authorities arrived at the crash scene, they discovered a car beneath a tractor-trailer, which ended up catching on fire. The car driver passed away at the scene of the wreck.

Alleged drunk driving accident leads to girl's injuries

Two people have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle crash in Georgia. One of the injured parties was a juvenile. Unfortunately, according to police, the accident was the result of drunk driving.

The collision took place on a recent Monday afternoon on Highway 20 and involved four cars. Police reported that four automobiles were going east along the highway. All of a sudden, the fourth automobile -- a sport utility vehicle -- ran into the back of the one in front of it. This apparently caused a chain-reaction crash.

Man killed in car accident while assisting with disabled car

A car accident recently snatched the life of a military specialist in Georgia. The accident happened when the specialist was attempting to provide assistance to a stranded motorist. The driver who reportedly caused the car accident was expected to face criminal charges in connection with the accident.

The car crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. According to police, the 52-year-old military man had stopped his car behind another car that was disabled. The disabled car had come to a halt in one of the lanes along Interstate 75.

Trucking accident likely to cause serious injuries or death

Motor vehicle accidents involving trucks may unfortunately lead to severe injuries or even death in a split second. After all, commercial trucks are much heavier than other automobiles on the road, and sometimes they carry flammable or hazardous materials. Motorists who have been hurt or who have lost ones in a trucking accident have the right to take legal action in Georgia civil court.

Commercial trucks include any large freight trucks used to transport goods or complete other business activities, such as delivery trucks, tanker trucks or 18-wheeler tractor trailers. These types of trucks are especially dangerous because when they are completely loaded, they have the potential to weigh at least 80,000 pounds. Meanwhile, an average passenger car weighs just 3,000 pounds.

Brain injury may be caused by car accident

Sometimes motor vehicle accidents happen in Georgia due to another driver's carelessness. In some situations, such accidents can lead to life-altering brain injury. Unfortunately, the cost of treating brain injuries can easily be hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions of dollars when assisted care, therapy and rehabilitation are included.

Motor vehicle collisions are some of the most common causes of injuries to the brain. Symptoms of this type of injury usually start to appear not long after the injury takes place. These injuries happen when the brain suffers a jolt or blow, the impact of which interferes with the normal functioning of the brain.

Fatal accident claims 2 lives

Two lives were sadly snuffed out in a recent Georgia accident. The fatal accident took place during the evening hours on a recent Sunday. The woman and man who lost their lives in the accident were 47 and 48 years old, respectively.

The head-on crash occurred at about 7:55 p.m. along Georgia State Route 49. According to police, it involved an SUV carrying a family of six, as well as a compact car carrying two people. Police reported that the driver of the SUV did not maintain his lane and ended up breaching the road's center line, thus entering the car's path.

Child dies in Georgia car accident

A child recently passed away in a Georgia motor vehicle accident. Now, the child's surviving family members are left to mourn and wonder how such an accident could have been prevented. Police announced that charges were pending following the fatal car accident.

The accident took place at around 8:30 p.m. According to authorities, a car was heading north along Georgia 1 and was attempting to negotiate a curve. At that time, a minivan was going south in the highway's right lane. The car then reportedly left the roadway on the right side and breeched the highway's center line.

Fatal accident fatal for 4 Georgia teens

Grief counselors were recently available at a Georgia high school following a deadly car wreck. The fatal accident ended up claiming the lives of four students, including the driver. A fifth student suffered injuries in the tragic accident.

According to police, a student driving an SUV blew through a red light. The vehicle then struck a semi-truck. According to a witness, the SUV was nearly cut in half due to the impact of the collision.

Car accident claims 3 lives in Georgia

Three people's lives were snuffed out in a tragic motor vehicle accident that recently occurred in the state of Georgia. One of the fatal car accident victims was just 1 year old. The victims' surviving loved ones are now left to grieve and question how such an accident could have happened.

The fatal accident took place near a street intersection. According to police, a 23-year-old woman was driving a mid-size car in the right lane. At the same time, a 61-year-old woman was driving a pickup truck in the middle lane, going in the opposite direction. Apparently, the younger driver ended up losing control of her car and hit a curb made out of concrete.

Fatal car accident reportedly caused by valet's negligence

A woman recently lost her life in a Georgia motor vehicle collision. The Saturday car accident took place near an Atlanta restaurant in the Midtown section of the city. According to police, it was the result of a valet parking attendant's negligence.

Police said the morning crash occurred  when a valet lost control of a vehicle he was driving in the parking lot of Einstein's Restaurant. Apparently, he steeped on the accelerator instead of engaging the brake of the car he was operating. A 33-year-old woman was struck and ended up being sandwiched between two vehicles as a result.

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