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College student pleads guilty in car accident fatality

Everyone seems to be in a hurry, especially when driving from one point to another. Being in a hurry and not obeying the rules of the road often causes a car accident with injuries or fatalities. A college student has been sentenced after a 64-year-old Georgia woman was killed in a car accident.

The student had attended classes at a nearby state university and was headed home. Police investigation reports say she was not only excessively speeding at 78 mph, 33 mph over the speed limit, but she was passing cars in areas where there were double yellow lines. On one passing attempt, she pulled into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a woman headed to pick up one of her grandchildren. She succumbed to her severe injuries nine days after the accident.

Semi-truck accident kills 4

The interstate system was designed to make traveling easier and yes, faster. However, too many drivers go too fast on the interstate highways with little regard to safety toward others and themselves. While passenger vehicles can do much damage on their own, a semi-truck accident typically results in greater damage, just from the sheer weight and size of the truck. Four people died in a truck accident on a Georgia interstate after the big rig crashed into the rear of their pickup truck.

A video from a business just off the interstate showed a semi-truck traveling northbound along I-75, slowing down for an accident several miles ahead. The pickup truck was behind the semi and also began to slow. A second semi came up behind the pickup truck, but the driver never engaged the brakes. The rig slammed into the pickup truck and pushed it into the back of the first semi. The pickup truck burst into flames, killing the driver and all three passengers.

Charges issued to young man after car accident

Collisions between vehicles happen for any number of reasons. Distractions by cell phones or passengers, along with the weather and the inattentiveness of other drivers can all result in a car accident that causes serious injury or death. Police in a middle Georgia town have charged a 21-year-old man with vehicular homicide after his negligent actions caused a car accident.

According to police reports, an 85-year-old woman was turning out of the parking lot of a pharmacy and on to one of the town's major roadways. The young man's car hit the woman's car, and she died two days later from the injuries she sustained in the collision. The report did not state whether or not the man was injured.

Car accident takes life of mother

Whether it is from distraction, impatience or simply recklessness many people do not seem to take the proper precautions while on the road. The ripple effects from causing a devastating car accident can haunt a person for many years. A spokesperson from the Georgia State Patrol states a mother of four children was recently killed in a car accident as a result of someone else's negligence.

The GSP report states the mother, with her children as passengers, was driving her Dodge Caliber southbound followed by a 21-year-old woman driving an SUV. The mother slowed her vehicle in order to make a left turn when the SUV hit the Caliber from behind. The force of the crash pushed the Caliber into the lane of oncoming traffic, where it collided with a sedan headed north.

Fatal accidents happen when drivers take focus off safety

Obedience to the rules of the road is vital to a driver who wants to remain safe. Although the actions of other drivers cannot be predicted, fatal accidents can often be avoided when everyone drives with care. An 18-year-old Georgia girl is facing charges after police say her actions caused one of the state's most tragic fatal accidents this year.

According to police reports, the girl and another driver were on their way to school in January when she hit the back of the other car. The car was pushed off the road and hit a tree. The driver died from his injuries. The girl's car went spinning, also off the road, and landed in a ditch. Her injuries were minor and she was able to hold a rational conversation with responding emergency personnel.

Car accident nearly kills 9-year-old in Georgia

Police in Georgia are still on the lookout for the driver and passenger of a vehicle that nearly killed a little girl on the afternoon of March 29. The car accident took place in Lithonia and is being treated as a hit-and-run accident by police. As of April 1, police in Dekalb County said they were expecting to arrest a suspect shortly. 

According to security video footage, the little girl was playing in her family's front yard when the vehicle, which appeared to be speeding at the time of the crash, jumped the curb and entered the yard at high speed. It struck the girl with enough force to cause serious injury, including pelvic and skull fractures. Thankfully, the girl was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to recover. 

Police believe drunk driving took life of delivery person

Getting behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol can cause irreparable damage, not just to the one driver but to others on the road. Drunk driving has been the cause of a number of deaths on Georgia roads and all over the country. Police believe drunk driving was behind the death of a woman in an early morning crash.

The 54-year-old woman was on the road just after 3:30 a.m. for her job as a delivery person. She had worked delivering for the local newspaper in the past but had started working for another company. As she was driving her route, her small Dodge Neon was hit from behind by a much larger Chevrolet Avalanche. The car became stuck under the front bumper of the truck, and both vehicles went off the road and hit a tree.

Girl badly injured in Georgia car accident

A girl in Lithonia credits her older brother with saving her life following an accident that left her near death, according to local sources. The 9-year-old Georgia girl was struck by an out-of-control vehicle while playing in her family's front yard on March 29. The driver involved in this nearly fatal car accident was apprehended later and is currently in police custody awaiting a trial for multiple charges. 

According to the accident report, the girl was playing in the front yard when a vehicle driven by a 28-year-old man apparently careened out of control, striking the girl and sending her flying before crashing into her family's home. Surveillance cameras showed family members rushing to help the injured girl, while the man is seen fleeing the scene. The girl was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries, but she has survived and is currently confined to a wheelchair while undergoing physical therapy. 

Truck accident in Georgia kills 3

Three people died following a tragic accident involving a diesel truck, according to local sources. The Peach County Emergency Management Agency in Fort Valley confirmed the truck accident that killed both the truck driver and two people in a passenger vehicle. The precise cause of the Georgia accident is still under investigation. 

Limited information is available from this report, but it has been confirmed that the accident happened in the evening of March 30. Apparently, a tractor-trailer driven by a 55-year-old woman was headed eastbound on the 49 Bypass when the accident occurred. For reasons that are still unknown, the truck collided with a southbound vehicle carrying two female students, both 19 years old, who attended the nearby Fort Valley State University. 

Locals request changes after fatal truck accident

In many communities, local residents know exactly where dangerous intersections and roads are located. These are areas where traffic accidents happen frequently and often are a source of contention between the people who have to often utilize them and transportation officials. This is what some residents in Georgia say tied into a recent fatal truck accident that has resulted in criminal charges for the driver that authorities say is responsible.

Officials say that the accident happened when a semitrailer pulled into traffic in an attempt to make a left turn. The truck allegedly ended up blocking traffic, causing a driver to crash into it. Though the man was rushed to a local hospital, he did not survive.

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