Sometimes obeying traffic laws seems to interfere with what a driver thinks needs to be done. There are days when one is late for work and it feels like every light in Georgia is turning red just as the individual approaches it. Other days, one is in a hurry to get home or to a meeting and the stop sign just seems to be pointless. While there are times when some traffic laws may appear to get in the way, fatal accidents can occur when they are not heeded.
Recently, two individuals were killed and another critically injured when one of the individuals failed to stop at a stop sign. According to authorities, one of the drivers was traveling west toward an intersection and appears to have legally proceeded to cross through it. Another driver was traveling south toward the same intersection. However, this driver apparently did not stop as required by the stop sign.
After entering the intersection, the southbound driver collided with the other vehicle. Both vehicles flipped and landed in an adjacent field. As a result, both drivers were killed and the passenger in the southbound vehicle was critically injured. Georgia authorities are still investigating this accident and have not yet determined why the driver failed to stop at the stop sign.
Fatal accidents often occur because someone does not do something that is legally required. As a result, lives are lost and families are left to grieve. In a situation such as this one, the individual who appears to be responsible for the accident cannot answer for what he has done, due to his death; however, grieving family members of others involved may find it necessary to seek retribution against his estate by a wrongful death claim filed in the civil justice system.