A horrendous conflict is tugging at the hearts of a family who lost their daughter in a recent tragedy. The fatal accident was reported previously, and it included the conclusion of the Georgia State Patrol that the 16-year-old girl was car-surfing right before the car accident that killed her. That's the reckless act of being on the top of the car while someone else is driving.
When a negligent or reckless driver leaves the roadway and collides into a pole, tree or some other inanimate object, the driver will most likely be legally liable for the ensuing death of a passenger in the vehicle. A fatal accident in Georgia does not have to involve two or more vehicles for a dead passenger's estate to recover economic compensation. Injured passengers who survived the accident also have a right to claim monetary compensation for their injuries.
Highway auto accidents are associated with some of the most deplorable of human tragedies. And, when alcohol is a contributing factor to a fatal accident the waste of human life is magnified. That unwelcome spectacle recently occurred when a Georgia man raced his car recklessly into oncoming traffic in a no-passing zone, causing his own death and the deaths of four others, including a 1-year-old child.
Investigators are still trying to piece together the long list of hit-and-run incidents that occurred across two Georgia counties recently. According to reports, they all had one thing in common -- the same alleged drunk driver was behind the wheel. Additionally, a fatal accident caused by that driver took the life of a 69-year-old Georgia woman.