Month: August 2017

1 Dead in Georgia Car Accident

One person is dead and three others were injured following a serious crash on I-75. Georgia State Patrol has confirmed that the car accident, which involved two passenger vehicles, led to the death of one unidentified individual. So far, they have not filed charges against the driver involved in the accident. The accident report is not complete as police are still investigating, but it has been confirmed that the driver of a pickup truck with four occupants had pulled over onto the left shoulder HOV lane in order to change a tire. At this point, a second vehicle crashed into the stopped vehicle, striking one of the people attempting the tire change. That individual was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medical personnel. The other three occupants of the pickup truck were also injured, though the severity of their injuries was not reported. They were taken by ambulance to…

Understanding Social Security Disability Insurance

The government provides assistance to various types of people in need. For individuals who have limiting conditions, social security disability insurance may be available. If you or a loved one is seeking social security disability, there are a few key things you need to understand in an effort to make the process as smooth as possible. Social security disability coverage The official term for Social Security coverage is Social Security Disability Insurance. This benefit is available to individuals who are not able to work due to medical conditions. There are certain disabilities that qualify for the coverage. Qualifications The Social Security Administration distributes the benefit and provides information on the requirements to qualify. One of the first things they look at and evaluate is your recent work and the duration of your work period. Depending upon those factors and a few others, including your age, you receive a certain amount of credits.…

Serious Car Accident Injures Multiple People

An accident near the University of North Georgia has caused several injuries, according to local law enforcement. Georgia State Patrol responded to a car accident involving some nine vehicles on the afternoon of Aug. 14. So far, no charges have been filed against anyone involved in the crash. According to the police report, the driver of a cargo van was reportedly the catalyst for the crash. Details about the accident have not yet been fully reported, but it has been confirmed that nine vehicles were ultimately involved in the accident. The van ended up crashing into a restaurant around 1:30 p.m. Two people inside the restaurant were treated for minor injuries, but a city worker was also injured while trying to get out of the way of the van, and several other people were taken to local hospitals with injuries described as non-life-threatening. The condition of the driver is unknown at…

Man and Woman Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Georgia

Georgia motorcyclists have the advantage of many months of warm weather to enjoy riding their bikes. Unfortunately, they also may suffer a disadvantage when they collide with another vehicle. Because a bike rider has little to protect themselves when a motorcycle accident occurs, riders can be seriously injured. Depending on the severity of injuries, lives can be changed forever. Recently, a man and woman riding a motorcycle suffered injuries after the operator attempted to avoid a collision with a car. The 47-year-old man was riding with his female passenger southbound on the road when a car pulled out in front of him. In an attempt to avoid the collision, he apparently slammed on his brakes. The quick reaction resulted in him losing control of his motorcycle. He suffered a serious head injury and was taken to a specialized facility for care. His passenger suffered injuries as well, but they are both…

Georgia Student Killed in Tragic Car Accident

State police are still in the process of investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a college student during the week of July 29. Georgia authorities say the single-car accident that killed the young woman may have been the result of drunk driving. The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash has been subsequently charged. The details of the accident are not widely known at this time, but it has been confirmed that at least two people were in the car at the time of the accident. It appears the driver of the vehicle, who was a friend of the victim, may have been speeding when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed. While the force of the impact killed the victim, the current status of the driver is unknown. Police have reason to believe the driver had been drinking at the time of the accident. She…

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