There are likely times when motorists feel safer on Georgia roadways. For example, when the weather is clear and before rush hour traffic starts, drivers likely feel more at ease. Unfortunately, there are unsafe drivers on the roads at all times. Police in Georgia are currently investigating a suspected DUI accident that killed three people and injured two.
The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. one morning in June. Police claim that a 20-year-old man was driving north in the south lanes of a Georgia Interstate. As a result, he allegedly slammed head-on into a southbound car containing two adult males and three children.
Two of the children, ages 7 and 8, were killed in the collision. An adult male was also killed, while a toddler and second man suffered serious injuries. The driver of the car believed to have caused the accident is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He currently faces multiple charges, including first-degree vehicular homicide.
The alleged wrong-way driver will likely face additional criminal charges as police continue their investigation into the accident. The families of the victims are now left facing a future without their loved ones. In addition to their grief, they will also have to deal with the financial ramifications of their loss, including funeral costs and, possibly, the loss of wages as a result of the DUI accident. Those survivors who were injured in this accident may also face the burdens of extensive medical costs. Many such victims in Georgia seek closure and relief through the civil court, and if a personal injury or wrongful death case is successfully documented, the court could award them damages that may help with the financial ramifications of their loss.
Source: 11alive.com, “Motorist jailed after wrong-way crash kills 3”, June 22, 2015