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Wrongful death suit could follow this fatal car crash

When making the decision to travel by automobile, virtually every Georgia resident is aware that there are risks involved. In many cases, people take steps to minimize those risks, such as avoiding driving during peak traffic times or late at night when the risk of encountering a drunk driver is believed to be elevated. A recent crash, however, demonstrates that there are risks present at all times, even during a Sunday afternoon drive. The case may lead to criminal charges, and possibly wrongful death suits against the responsible party.

While the crash remains under investigation, police have stated that a mother and daughter have died as a result of injuries sustained during the accident. The women were traveling northbound on Old Augusta Road South in Springfield when a pickup truck heading southbound on that road crossed into their lane of travel. The resulting crash also included a third vehicle.

2 killed in accidental death from head-on collision

Georgia police are working to determine what led to a fatal car crash that has claimed the lives of two men. The crash took place on a recent Wednesday afternoon in Valdosta. Thunderstorms were in the area during the time of the crash, and may have played a role in what police have determined was a head-on collision resulting in the accidental death of both drivers.

When weather is a consideration, police must work to determine what role, if any, weather conditions played in a fatal car crash. In this case, the road at the scene of the crash was wet at the time emergency responders arrived, and police were unable to identify any marks on the roadway. As the two men, both in their 20s, traveled toward each other on Rocky Ford Road, it appears that one or both crossed the center line into the path of oncoming traffic.

Georgia slip and fall lawsuit settled out of court

When an individual frequents a place of business, he or she can expect to enjoy a relatively safe environment. This is true even when the business is a restaurant that serves alcohol or bar. Conditions differ between such establishments, but patrons should always be able to rest assured that the drinking hole chosen meets the minimum standards of safety. This may not have been the case for one man who was seriously injured during a slip and fall incident in a Statesboro, Georgia bar.

The case centers on a 2010 incident in which a man, now 23 years of age, slipped and fell on the floor of that establishment. That alone suggests that there were dangerous conditions that might have caused the accident. However, events that took place after the slip and fall seriously worsened the eventual outcome.

Wrongful death suit possible after fatal train accident

When a family loses a loved one, it can be difficult to accept that loss. This is especially true in cases in which a young person dies, or when the loss could have been prevented. Such is the case for the family of a 27-year-old camera assistant who was killed during the filming of a movie based on the life of Greg Allman. The incident took place in south Georgia and has led to a wrongful death suit brought by the family of the woman who lost her life while on the job.

The accident took place as the film crew prepared to shoot a scene on a railroad bridge. As a freight train approached the area moving at 55 miles per hour, a crew of workers were on the bridge. A hospital bed was placed upon the tracks as a prop. The train was unable to stop in time, and struck at least seven of the workers. The young camera assistant was the only person killed in the accident, but six others were injured.

Accidental death of Georgia student shocks small community

The death of a high school student is usually something that shocks the whole community -- especially if such a tragedy happens in a small community. A Polk County high school student died when she was traveling to school with two fellow students on a recent Tuesday morning. An investigation by the Georgia State Patrol is ongoing to determine the circumstances of the wreck that caused the accidental death of the young girl.

The Chief of Police in Cedartown said the young girl's death touches them all. He stated that the 17-year-old student was in the car along with two fellow students at approximately 7:45 a.m. when the male driver somehow failed to control the vehicle. Barely a mile from their destination, the car apparently left the road, and the girl was ejected before the vehicle landed in a ditch along the roadway. The critically injured student was rushed to the hospital but sadly succumbed to her injuries later.

Tractor-trailer accident could lead to criminal charges

A recent accident on Georgia's Interstate 75 has led to the death of a Warner Robins man. The crash took place just before 10 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. The 66-year-old man was driving a utility truck in the northbound lanes of travel when he encountered a disabled tractor-trailer that was stopped in the roadway. He was unable to avoid colliding with the back of that vehicle. The resulting tractor-trailer accident led to fatal injuries, and witnesses said the incident could have easily turned into an even more serious pile-up as other traffic swerved to avoid striking the two trucks involved.

The force of the impact was sufficient to lead one witness to describe the front of the utility truck as having the appearance of a crushed aluminum can. Witnesses stopped to try to render aid, but were unable to extricate the man from the crushed vehicle. He was able to respond to at least one person who tried to provide assistance, but collapsed while emergency responders attempted to help him. He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at a nearby hospital.

Car accidents can lead to serious injuries or death in Georgia

Finding out that a loved one has been killed in a car wreck through no fault of his or her own may naturally be overwhelmingly distressful. Car accidents can happen when a driver decides to speed or engage in other types of negligent or reckless behavior, such as driving while distracted. Unfortunately, several people ended up dying in a recent vehicle accident allegedly stemming from speeding in Georgia.

The accident happened when a sport utility vehicle was quickly going east, police said. The SUV driver tried to go around a curve. However, the driver ended up losing control of the vehicle, causing the automobile to overturn. The SUV then rolled over and killed a 57-year-old man who was riding a lawnmower, authorities said.

Family may file wrongful death suit after "accidental" shooting

A woman who had been living in the United States for years recently took her oath of citizenship, but sadly her life was taken from her not long after. The 68-year-old American citizen was visiting a sick relative who lived near Atlanta when she was shot and fatally wounded. While the shooter says that it was an accident, and his claim is being investigated, the woman's family can still pursue a wrongful death suit if they choose.

With her new American citizenship and the ease of international travel, the woman had planned a trip back to her home country, but she wanted to visit a sick cousin before she left, in case the cousin passed away while she was gone. She and her cousin, along with four other relatives, had gone out for a walk when a gun fired from across the street. The bullet hit the woman in the side, and she tragically bled to death.

Accidental death results in charges for North Georgia man

An accidental death from a gunshot resulted in charges being filed against a North Georgia man. The incident took place in Helen, and the police were called when a gunshot was fired. One man was injured and one woman was killed. The accidental death charges were filed after law enforcement established the sequence of events.

When law enforcement arrived on the scene, a man was found in possession of a small-caliber gun and a gunshot wound to the hand. There was also a woman nearby who had also apparently suffered from a gunshot. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident, but it was that the gun owner accidentally fired the gun into his own hand.

Georgia Car Accidents: DUI suspected in recent collisions

Georgia police officers had a busy day following two accidents that were supposedly caused by the same person. Sadly, multiple people suffered unspecified injuries as a result of these events. Local law enforcement officers have indicated that they believe impaired driving was a contributing factor in these car accidents.

Two separate, but ultimately related, accidents occurred earlier this month in Augusta. A 29-year-old male has been arrested for causing not just one, but two accidents that left several people injured, including himself. The first incident has been described as a hit-and-run event. It is unknown if anyone was injured in this accident.

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