Drivers who fail to obey traffic laws can cause serious problems for fellow motorists. Car accidents are much more likely to occur when drivers do not follow the rules of the road. This can lead to severe injuries, or even fatalities, for anyone involved. A woman visiting in Georgia was killed in a recent collision by one such driver.
According to authorities, an undercover officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver who eventually caused the accident fled the scene. In his expeditious retreat, the driver drove through a red light. His car crashed into the side of the victim's car in a T-bone fashion in the intersection.
Tragically, the victim died at the scene. The driver responsible for the crash suffered only minor injuries. Reports indicate that the car he was driving was stolen. Police took the man into custody following the crash and charged him with vehicular homicide.
Though the driver allegedly at fault is facing criminal charges, the victim's surviving family could still file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. If their lawsuit successfully proves negligence or wrongdoing on behalf of the other driver, they may then receive monetary damages that could help pay for funeral costs and any other financial expenses related to the collision. Any Georgia residents who have lost loved ones in car accidents may consider consulting experienced personal injury attorneys to learn more about these claims. Attorneys can assist in pursuing claims as well as provide guidance throughout the legal proceedings.
Source: wsbtv.com, "Car wreck involving Ferrari turns deadly", Matt Johnson, May 29, 2017