Two people are dead following a serious wreck on Highway 157 the morning of Jan. 25, according to sources local to the crash. Single-car accidents are tragic enough when only the driver is killed, but in this case the passenger failed to survive as well. Georgia authorities are still probing the cause of the accident, and the identity of the passenger is still a mystery.
A 35-year-old woman may be facing charges after a serious wreck that left one of her passengers dead. Car accidents of this type are sadly common on Georgia highways, and they are often the result of negligence on the part of one or more drivers. This may be the case in this instance, and, while only citations have been issued at this time, police are waiting to press charges until warrants can be obtained.
Grieving parents of a high school student killed in 2013 during a serious auto wreck have decided to file suit against the teenage driver responsible as well as her father. Fatal car accidents are sadly common in Georgia, but in some cases, the families of the deceased choose to file civil suits, even in the absence of a criminal charge. This is the case in this situation, where prosecutors decided not to file criminal charges following the initial investigation.
A head-on collision near Dawsonville on Dec 18 was violent enough to send two people to the hospital and claim the life of another person. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Highway 53.
Georgia residents may not be aware of the recent settlement agreement involving Nissan North America and stemming from a civil suit brought against the automaker on account of an allegedly faulty auto part. The company reportedly agreed to compensate aggrieved customers to resolve a lawsuit claiming that defects in their particular vehicle models caused the brakes to fail suddenly and without warning, according to court reports. The agreement was filed on Dec. 5, and Nissan will reimburse affected customers up to $800 each, authorities reported. The deal would affect current or previous owners of around 350,000 vehicles nationwide, including multiple model years of the Infiniti QX56s, Nissan Titan and Nissan Amada.
Car crashes have the potential to cause a variety of injuries to the vehicle occupants involved. However, Georgia road users may be interested to know that there are a few types of injuries that occur more often than others, and these injuries may be preventable.
Law enforcement officials in Georgia charged a 64-year-old woman with multiple offenses, including vehicular homicide, in connection with an Oct. 8 accident in Lula that left a motorcyclist dead. A warrant for the woman's arrest was issued on Oct. 29, according to authorities.
Police reported that a three-vehicle crash in Albany on Nov. 6 claimed the life of one individual and left another injured. The fatal accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on the Liberty Expressway.
Four people were injured in an Forsyth County accident involving multiple vehicles, according to law enforcement officials. The Oct. 28 incident occurred on Old Atlanta Road, reportedly.
A 63-year-old Georgia resident died in a multi-vehicle crash in Norcross on Oct. 18. The driver who allegedly caused the accident has been charged with misdemeanor homicide.