Two people recently passed away in a motor vehicle crash in Georgia. In addition, three other people suffered critical injuries. The car accident occurred early in the morning on a recent Sunday.

The collision involved just one vehicle. It took place in the area of the intersection of the Marriott Century Center and Clairmont Road in Brookhaven. One of the two people who died, a man, passed away at the accident scene. Meanwhile, a woman, died while en route to a hospital.

Five people in total were in the car when it ran off the road and hit multiple trees. Authorities said speed appears to have been a causal factor in the collision. The Georgia State Police are conducting the investigation into the accident.

If the driver of the car is found to have been at fault in the crash and survived the car accident, he or she may face wrongful death claims filed by the families of the man and woman who died. Likewise, this person may face personal injury claims filed by the other crash victims. Meanwhile, if the driver passed away, his or her estate may be sued, and so may any other person with an ownership interest in the motor vehicle involved in the accident. Competent proof of negligence, such as speeding or driving while distracted, is necessary to establish liability to the satisfaction of the civil court hearing the case. A monetary award in a successfully litigated case may help to cover burial costs, hospital bills and other accident-related losses.

Source: brookhavenpost.co, “Early morning car crash kills two in Brookhaven“, Dec. 18, 2016