Many Georgia drivers know that being involved in an accident can be disorienting. People often exit their vehicles even if it may not be safe to do so. A recent fatal accident on Interstate 285 South involved a woman who got out of her car which was sitting in the middle of the road after being involved in a crash.

The 24-year-old woman got into an accident on Interstate 285 South near the Interstate 85 interchange that leads to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. According to Fulton County authorities, the woman’s car somehow hit the guard rail and came to rest directly in the flow of traffic. It is not clear if the woman exited her vehicle to inspect the damage caused by the crash or was trying to get to the safety of the shoulder.

In either case, a passing vehicle subsequently struck the woman’s car. The impact shoved the car into her. When Fulton County Police arrived on the scene, the woman was already deceased. There was no mention of whether the second driver was injured in the accident. The police closed the southbound lanes of the highway for nearly two hours while clearing and investigating the scene of the accident.

As police continue their investigation into this fatal accident, the family of the deceased victim grieves over their loss. Once Georgia authorities determine all of the necessary details regarding this case, the family of the victim may find closure by filing a wrongful death claim against the driver that hit her car, especially if evidence of negligence is discovered. The financial burden caused by the sudden death of a loved one may be too much for some to handle without assistance.

Source: ajc.com, Authorities ID woman killed in wreck on I-285 southbound near the airport, Mike Morris, Feb. 6, 2014