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Head-on collision kills two and hospitalizes two others

In Fulton County, drivers need to be aware of other vehicles and the potential hazards that can crop up while on the road. While most drivers are cautious and bear in mind that there are others on the road, auto accidents are sometimes unavoidable. In many instances, a car accident can have devastating consequences with injuries and fatalities.

A recent late night head-on collision resulted in the deaths of two people and left two others injured. According to the accident investigation, a pickup truck crossed the center line on the roadway and crashed into a car. There were three people in the car. A 24-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were killed. Another woman in the vehicle was taken to the hospital via helicopter. The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. It is possible that charges will be filed against the pickup truck driver.

Any kind of car accident can cause injuries and death. This is especially true of a head-on collision. People who have been hurt or families who have lost a loved one might not realize the true extent of what the future holds. A person who requires hospitalization and treatment will be confronted with massive medical bills. It's possible that the injuries are so severe that the person can't return to work and will need constant care. If there is a fatality, the person who died might have been the primary earner in the household. Their loss can affect a family's life permanently.

Insurance companies will seek to end the possibility of litigation soon after the accident has been reported because they want to save as much money as possible. Those who are unaware of how much an accident can cost might make the mistake of accepting a settlement offer that is woefully inadequate. In this case, two people died and another had to be flown to the hospital because of a pickup truck veering into the opposite lane, resulting in a head-on crash. The families of those who were hurt and killed should make sure their rights are protected.

Source: WJCL.com, "Two killed in Appling County car accident," Rob Macko, April 27, 2014

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