The Georgia State Patrol investigated a fatal accident on May 20. The accident occurred when a tractor trailer hit a van from the rear and pushed it into a 59-year-old man in a wheelchair. The fatal accident happened on Highway 21 in Screven County.
Sometimes victims of a car crash are not even on the road or in a vehicle. A fatal accident can happen anywhere. On Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, a 41-year-old Jonesboro man was killed in a fatal accident when the driver apparently lost control of his vehicle on a local Georgia roadway.
In July of this year, two Georgia teens were in a car accident, but only the driver survived. Recently, a grand jury indicted him, charging that his reckless acts led to the passenger's death. He now faces charges of first-degree homicide by vehicle and reckless driving.
Car accidents occur virtually every day on Georgia highways and local roadways. Sometimes, they occur off the roadway as well. Unfortunately, some of these incidents result in a fatal accident. This is the case with a recent one-vehicle fatal accident that took the life of a Georgia teenager on a recent Saturday night at nearly 8 p.m.
A jury has ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Toyota. The automaker was faced with lawsuits in Georgia, and across the country, due to their acceleration system. An acceleration incident claimed the life of a woman after an accident that occurred back in 2007. The deceased woman's family was awarded millions from their wrongful death lawsuit.
Pedestrian accidents are not a common occurrence on the interstate, but the results can be dangerous and deadly when they do occur. One man has lost his life after being struck by a tractor-trailer. Georgia officials are still working to determine the factors surrounding the fatal accident.