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.
Georgia roadways can be a dangerous place when there is a driver who is not paying attention to his or her driving. Recently, a fatal accident on Georgia 22 happened when a pickup truck pulling a trailer veered into the path of a tractor-trailer. The trailer being towed by the pickup truck went airborne at the time of the crash and landed on another car on the roadway.
There are times when the cause of an accident is not immediately obvious, so authorities must take some time to investigate the incident before filing charges or even placing blame on any of the people involved. That seems to be the case in an accident now being jointly investigated by the Crawford County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia State Patrol. The recent two-vehicle fatal accident occurred on Georgia 42.
Fatal accidents happen much too often, and, on the interstates of the nation, the chances of survival are often less likely than on other roads. This is due to high speeds and the high volume of traffic that is often found on interstate highways. A recent fatal accident left several people injured and one dead on a Georgia interstate.
A Georgia teenager receiving his or her driver's license should be a joyous time in the life of that teen and his or her parents. However, the occasion is often marred by the fact that many teenagers get into accidents -- mostly due to their inexperience behind the wheel. Inexperience might be the cause of a recent fatal accident in which only the teenage driver survived.
An out-of-state man who may have been staying at a hotel here in Georgia will never go home again. A fatal accident took his life. Police are searching for the vehicle and driver believed to have run him down and then left the scene.
There are times when Georgia pedestrians are forced to put themselves at risk of being in the same space with vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Crossing the street and walking on the shoulder of a road because there is no sidewalk are two of those times. A collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle often results in either a severe or fatal accident due to the extreme vulnerability of the person walking.
Each year, numerous families in Georgia lose loved ones, and some of those losses are due to the negligence, reckless acts or even the deliberate acts of others. Depending on the circumstances, some of the parties deemed responsible face criminal prosecution. In addition to, or in lieu of, any potential criminal penalties, state law provides for the possibility of monetary compensation for your loss through the filing of a wrongful death claim in civil court.
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.
Under the best of circumstances driving Georgia's Interstates can have its dangers. When a driver gets behind the wheel after drinking, it only increases the hazards to others on the road. The possibility of a fatal accident occurring when a drunk driver is behind the wheel of a motor vehicle escalates exponentially.