Though drivers should always be aware of their surroundings, this is unfortunately not always the case. Distracted driving, which can be caused by texting or being intoxicated, among other things, often results in motor vehicle accidents. A Georgia man was recently killed in an early morning collision with a vehicle operated by a driver who may have been distracted.

According to authorities, the victim was attempting to enter a local highway at the time of the crash. Another vehicle struck the passenger side of his truck as it passed. The impact caused the victim’s truck to flip over. It is currently unclear exactly what caused the collision. 

Local deputies and the serious traffic accident team responded to the incident. The victim was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Families who lose loved ones in motor vehicle accidents often face unexpected financial burdens in addition to the grief from the victim’s passing. To help cope with these financial struggles, surviving families may be entitled to file wrongful death claims in civil court on behalf of the deceased. When such a claim successfully proves negligence on behalf of a driver and/or other party believed to be responsible, claimants may be awarded monetary damages that can be used to help pay for medical bills, funeral costs and any other related expenses. Anyone interested in obtaining more information can consult an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney for guidance and assistance.

Source: wjbf.com, “Victim identified in fatal traffic accident on Mike Padgett Highway”, Alesha Ray and Mike Lepp, Aug. 28, 2017