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.
According to Warner Robins police, a 22-year-old woman was turning left onto Russell Parkway from Burns Drive through a green traffic light at around 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 8 when a pickup truck struck the driver's side of her SUV. Paramedics transported the woman and her 49-year-old passenger to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver was pronounced dead at the hospital at around 2:25 p.m. that same day.
Thousands of people are injured or killed as a result of motor vehicle accidents each year, both in Georgia and across the country. There are several steps that people who have been involved in an accident can take in order to protect themselves and collect enough information in case it is needed later.
An August 28 accident in Dekalb County left a 51-year-old man dead, reportedly. According to authorities, the three-vehicle incident occurred near the Dekalb County intersection of Moreland Avenue and Cedar Grove Road.
In Georgia, the transition from minor child to adult happens the moment a 17-year-old becomes 18. Adulthood allows teens to make legal decisions that once were made by the teens' parents. Some adult doors remain locked until a person reaches 21 including permission to possess, purchase and consume alcohol.
Some Columbus motor vehicle accident victims suffer injuries requiring long-term or lifetime medical treatment, which health and auto insurances fail to cover. A victim's recovery can be stalled when the money runs out. Liability lawsuits help car accident victims recover compensation for losses and provide money for future care.