Tag: Car Accidents

Lawsuit Filed in Alleged Reckless Driving Crash

School buses are an invaluable mode of transportation for parents who, for any reason, are not able to ferry their children to and from school each day. One group of Georgia parents have filed a lawsuit after seven children were injured in a crash allegedly caused by reckless driving. The bus' video recording system showed the driver possibly displayed reckless driving tendencies in a timeline of events just before the crash. According to the video timeline, the bus driver hit a mailbox, swerved into the oncoming traffic lane, and increased his speed, all while driving with one hand, holding a cup between his legs, and not wearing his seat belt -- all in the span of 11 minutes. The video cuts off before the actual crash but does show that, because the driver was not wearing his seat belt, he slid off the seat and was not able to control the…

Distracted Driving Causes the Death of Officer’s Grandchild

There are many hazards on the road that drivers cannot control, like weather or construction. However, many accidents are not caused by hazards like these. They are caused by distracted driving. One such accident caused the death of a Georgia county sheriff officer's grandchild. The four-year-old girl died in an accident that occurred earlier this month. She was in the car with her mother and younger brother when the car was struck from behind by another vehicle. When authorities arrived on the scene, which included the child's grandfather, the little girl was pulled from the vehicle and CPR was administered. After the accident, the driver of the second vehicle told authorities that he had dropped a bottle and his phone into the floorboard of his car and was attempting to reach for them when he crashed into the vehicle carrying the mother and her children. Unfortunately, the child did not…

Car Accident Causes 4 Deaths Including a Young Boy

A significant number of people have broken what they may consider being a minor traffic law, such as running a stop sign. However, these seemingly minor or insignificant traffic laws are in place to help prevent potentially deadly crashes. Georgia authorities recently responded to a car accident which resulted in not just one, but four deaths as well as several injuries. This accident occurred between a pickup truck and a smaller car, both of which contained multiple passengers. The driver of the car reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with the pickup truck. A total of seven people were either injured or killed in the crash. Three were riding in the truck and the other four, including a six-year-old boy, were riding in the car. All four passengers of the car, including the child, were killed in the crash. The three truck passengers suffered minor injuries. They were transported to…

Were You Injured by a Driver Speeding Through a Stop Sign?

Let us say that you were at an intersection with a four-way stop. It was your turn to proceed when, out of nowhere, a pickup truck sped through the stop sign and smashed into your car. Your airbags deployed, but you still suffered serious injuries. You are facing a long recovery and weeks of rehabilitation. Why did this have to happen? Dangers Speeding endangers the perpetrator of this activity as well as other nearby motorists. According to statistics gathered by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association, speeding has been a major cause of roadway fatalities in our country for more than 20 years, a contributing factor in about a third of those deaths. Motivations Many drivers who are going faster than they should are simply running late. Most working people, especially, have busy schedules and try to cram too much into their 10- or 12-hour day. They jump in the car…

Car Accident Involving 2 Vehicles Results in Multiple Injuries

Intersections are dangerous. When drivers are not fully aware of their surroundings, accidents are more likely to occur. The Georgia State Patrol responded to a recent car accident that caused multiple injuries. The accident occurred when an SUV turning left onto U.S. 411 collided with a westbound pickup truck. Reports say that the SUV had pulled in front of the oncoming truck, causing the collision. The truck rolled to a stop near the median, while the SUV rolled down an embankment. Part of the highway was temporarily closed while paramedics and state troopers accessed the scene. Both drivers were extricated from their vehicles by emergency personnel after the crash. A passenger and the driver were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The seriously-injured driver of the SUV was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Authorities reported that his injuries were life-threatening. Entering and exiting major roadways is dangerous under any circumstances, but particularly…

Car Accident Results in 2 Deaths and the Injury of a Baby

It's tragic when anyone is killed or seriously injured in a car crash, particularly if the victim is a small child. These crashes might happen for a number of different reasons. Drivers may be distracted, trying to avoid another hazard, or simply taking a turn too wide or too close to another vehicle. Earlier this month Georgia authorities responded to a car accident that resulted in the deaths of two adults and the serious injury of a baby. The crash occurred at about 8:20 a.m. The two vehicles, a sedan and a truck, were traveling north and south respectively when witnesses say the sedan cross over the middle line. The two vehicles collided head-on, causing significant damage to the front of both vehicles. Both drivers suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene and the 10-month-old baby traveling with her suffered serious…

Highway Car Accident Results in 1 Death and 2 Injuries

Areas where vehicles enter and exit roadways can be incredibly dangerous if drivers are not careful and aware of their surroundings. Major roadways, like highways and interstates, may be especially dangerous for drivers due to a large number of other vehicles or the higher speeds at which they are traveling. A car accident occurred recently in Georgia that resulted in multiple injuries and the death of one individual. The accident involved two vehicles, a pickup truck traveling southbound and a sedan entering the highway. As the sedan pulled onto the highway, it was struck by the southbound truck. When authorities arrived, they discovered that both of the passengers in the sedan and the driver of the truck were seriously injured. Both drivers were transported by EMA to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. The driver of the truck was admitted in critical condition, and the driver of the sedan was admitted in…

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Car Accident

Head-on collisions are terrifying to imagine, and even more so to be involved in. Not surprisingly, these crashes often result in serious injuries or death. Georgia authorities are currently investigating the underlying cause of one such car accident. The accident involved two vehicles, a northbound car, and a southbound pickup truck. As she approached a curve in the road, the northbound driver crossed over the center line into the southbound lane, where she crashed into the oncoming truck. According to authorities, both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and the airbags functioned properly. They have also stated that they do not think that the crash was alcohol-related. Unfortunately, both drivers suffered serious injuries. The northbound driver suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities. Fortunately, the pickup driver survived, though he also suffered serious injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital in…

Hydroplaning Vehicle Causes Car Accident

Georgia drivers are no strangers to pop-up storms and slippery roads, and most drivers take care to drive slowly when the roads are hazardous. However, sometimes drivers are not as careful as they should be and accidents can occur. Recently a driver hydroplaned on a slippery road and collided with a school bus. This car accident resulted in several injuries and the death of one child. The accident was a head-on collision between a small vehicle and a school bus carrying 19 students, in addition to the bus driver. It occurred on the morning of May 16. While traveling northbound, the car hit a puddle of standing water on the road and hydroplaned. This caused the driver to cross over the center line where it struck the southbound bus. Thankfully, none of the bus passengers were seriously injured. Many, however, did suffer other injuries, including the bus driver. The driver and one of the…

Rainy Day Car Accident Results in a Woman’s Death

Summer is nearly here, and Georgia residents know that with summer come numerous thunderstorms. Pop up showers and day-long storms can make roadways hazardous if drivers are not careful. Last Tuesday, on April 24, slippery roads and a driver's recklessness resulted in a car accident that caused the death of another driver. Reports say that the crash involved three vehicles, two pickup trucks, and an SUV. One of the trucks was traveling westbound, and the other two vehicles were traveling east. The westbound truck crossed the center line and struck the second pickup and then the SUV. Both the SUV and the first truck eventually came to a stop on the shoulder of the road. Authorities say that the driver of the first truck, the westbound vehicle, was traveling too fast for the road conditions in addition to failing to maintain her lane. The driver of the eastbound pickup truck was, thankfully,…

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