Drivers in Fulton must pay strict attention to other vehicles and pedestrians. While most drivers follow the rules of the road and adhere to safe driving practices, there are always others who perform dangerous actions, drive too fast or operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This type of behavior can lead to auto accidents. Any kind of car accident can result in serious injury or death.
A 67-year-old man was killed and his 67-year-old female passenger was injured in a car accident. The man was driving a classic 1929 Ford Model A when the accident occurred. He was driving up a hill slowly when he was rear-ended by a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. The crash forced the Ford into the opposite lane where it flipped over and was hit by a 2004 Toyota Sienna.
The man was pronounced dead at the site of the accident. His wife was hospitalized. There was also a three-year-old child in the Ford. He suffered injuries that are not considered to be life threatening.
The 28-year-old driver of the Jetta went to the police and turned herself in. She faces charges of second-degree vehicular homicide.
Neither she nor the 59-year-old driver of the Sienna were injured.
People who are involved in a car accident and are injured will have a great amount to think about in the accident’s aftermath. With injuries come medical bills and the possibility of lost wages from being unable to work. When an accident happens, the insurance company’s main objective is to keep costs as minimal as possible. This will spur an early settlement offer to prevent a lawsuit seeking significant compensation. In many instances, people will accept the offer because it sounds reasonable. In reality, they don’t realize how expensive the accident and injuries will be. People need to be aware of their rights and future needs before accepting an offer made by the insurance company.
Source: Marietta.Patch.com, “Woman Charged in Weekend Fatal Accident in East Cobb,” Hunt Archbold, Mar. 26, 2014