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Pickup truck driver charged in Georgia crash

Two people are gravely injured and a third is dead following a serious crash on a Georgia roadway, according to news reports. Georgia Highway Patrol responded to the car accident around 9:40 p.m. on Feb. 20. Authorities are still investigating the crash, but charges against the pickup truck driver involved are apparently pending. 

Drunk driving accident causes serious injury in Georgia

A man has been accused of being intoxicated at the wheel at the time of a car accident in Effingham County, according to local sources. Georgia State Police responded to the accident, which caused serious injury to the passenger in the vehicle. The driver now faces criminal charges associated with the crash. 

Driver negligence may have played a role in Georgia crash

Police have not worked out what specifically led to a violent crash that sent three people to local hospitals, according to local sources. Georgia authorities are still conducting their investigation into the accident, and they have not yet ruled out any potential factors, including driver negligence or recklessness. Thankfully, no one was killed outright in the crash. 

Georgia car accidents cause another 2 fatalities

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. 

Car accidents can lead to charges in Georgia

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. 

Car accidents that claim lives justify wrongful death suits

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. 

Faulty brakes suit against Nissan reaches settlement

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.

Most frequently suffered car crash injuries

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.

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