One individual sadly died in a vehicle crash in Georgia. The recent car accident took place on a Sunday night in early December. The fatal wreck involved two cars on an overpass.

According to police, a man, 63, was navigating his pickup truck north in the lanes going south. That is when the man hit a compact car. The 20-year-old person driving the car was going south in the lane on the left.

Police said the car’s driver passed away at the accident scene. Meanwhile, the pickup truck driver suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital, where his condition was deemed stable. The area of the accident was shut down temporarily while police investigated the crash.

The driver who is believed to have caused the Georgia car accident might be held liable for the death of the driver of the car. The surviving loved ones of the deceased victim have the right to pursue monetary damages through a wrongful death claim. Competent proof of negligence — for example, speeding or driving while distracted — is necessary to establish liability in this type of car accident case and, only then, will a judge adjudicate claims for financial damages. Financial restitution from a case that is litigated successfully may be used to cover various costs, such as burial expenses, and other losses stemming from the tragic Georgia motor vehicle accident. No amount of money can restore the life of a loved one who has died in a collision; however, it may help the person’s family members to more easily move forward.

Source: 41nbc.com, “Macon car accident kills 20-year-old”, Alexa Rodriguez, Dec. 6, 2015