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Georgia car accident causes 1 death, multiple injuries

Many accidents that occur can be attributed to young and inexperienced drivers. Other times, experienced drivers may choose to ignore what may seem to be small rules because they are in a hurry or maybe because they do not believe that there is any danger at that time. Georgia State Patrol recently responded to a car accident involving a similar situation. Two vehicles collided; one, a pickup truck, was driven by a 16-year-old and the other, a car, was operated by a 62-year-old. 

The crash occurred when the 62-year-old driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic while pulling into an intersection. As he pulled into the intersection a pickup truck driven by the 16-year-old collided with the driver's side door. Police said that the younger driver attempted to stop the truck but was unable to do so. Both drivers and their passengers were wearing seat belts. 

One dead and one injured after car accident

Wearing a seat belt can be the difference between life and death as many Georgia drivers know. Most drivers fasten their seat belt out of habit, but there are some who do not believe that they need it. Following simple laws like wearing a seat belt, stopping at a stop sign, yielding to traffic, or following the speed limit can help to limit the number or the severity of injuries caused by accidents. Some of these can even help to prevent a car accident entirely. 

A recent crash involving two vehicles resulted in the injury of one driver and the death of another. The crash occurred when the driver of the first vehicle failed to yield to oncoming traffic while turning left onto a highway. Another car traveling in the opposite direction struck the first vehicle as it crossed over opposing lanes of traffic. 

Mother of stuntman files wrongful death suit

Action packed television shows are among the most popular today. The audience members sit on the edge of their seats as they watch their favorite characters stand up to villains or fend off zombies. However, many viewers may not think about how these amazing shows are made. Actors put hours of work into creating the characters that audiences come to love, and their stuntmen put their bodies on the line to bring the action sequences to life. Even with the safety precautions taken by the production, a stuntman was killed while filming the show "The Walking Dead" in Georgia, and his mother has since filed a wrongful death suit. 

The stuntman died several months ago from injuries he suffered while performing a fall during filming. In the suit, the 33-year-old actor's mother claims that a low budget was responsible for what she claims were insufficient safety standards. she alleges that the pressure to keep the budget low caused those in charge to cut corners. AMC later released a statement saying that the safety of its employees is a top concern and that the company's safety standards meet or exceed the industry standard. 

2 die in Macon car accident

Winter can be an unpredictable time of year, even for those living in the south. Within the last few years, snow has become a more common occurrence in Georgia. Even though the snow usually lasts only a few days, it's effect on roadways and traffic can be extreme. It is not uncommon for drivers who are not accustomed to driving in snow and ice on a regular basis to be involved in a car accident.

Recently, snow and ice effectively shut down businesses and schools across Georgia and caused a number of accidents on interstate roadways. One of these accidents occurred on I-75 North. A car containing two individuals slid on a patch of black ice and struck a guardrail. The driver exited the vehicle in what authorities suspect was an effort to survey the damage to the car or view the road conditions. 

Teenager dies in car accident on his way to a funeral

Nearly everyone has had to attend a funeral at some point in his or her life. They are emotionally charged events, which can be difficult for many to attend. However, many people begin grieving before the funeral is even scheduled, and the time leading up to the funeral itself can be incredibly difficult. In Georgia, one father was unfortunate enough to witness the car accident that claimed the life of one of his sons and injured the other while they were on their way to the funeral of another family member.

The accident occurred between two vehicles early one afternoon on GA 247. One car was driven by a 20-year-old Macon resident, and the other vehicle contained the victim and his brother. The brothers were following their father's car to the funeral of their aunt at the time of the accident. Unfortunately, the father witnessed the accident through the rearview mirror of his car.

Car accident kills woman who exited her vehicle on the interstate

When drivers are involved in an accident one of their first instincts may be to exit the vehicle and survey the damage or get away from the vehicle. A car accident that occurred on I-75 in Georgia underscores that this reaction can have tragic results. In light of the tragic accident, authorities have attempted to emphasize the importance of staying inside of the vehicle after an accident so long as it remains safe to do so.

The initial accident that began the deadly chain of events involved only two vehicles. A car rear-ended a pickup truck, with the car then facing the wrong way on the interstate. The truck did not stop, but the driver later contacted authorities to say that he kept driving because there did not seem to be any major damage to his vehicle. However, the car facing the wrong way on the interstate was struck by another vehicle and disabled while the driver was attempting to move it out of the way. After being struck for the second time, the driver exited her car to stand beside the median wall.

3 ways to eliminate holiday credit-card debt

If you overspent during the holidays, you might find yourself wondering how you can get your credit-card debts under control. 

Though it may seem as if there is nothing you can do to make your debts more manageable, it is possible for you to get a handle on your holiday credit-card debt. Here are ways to eliminate your debts. 

Repeat offender causes fatal drunk driving accident

A Georgia woman's family mourns her death after receiving word that she was killed in an accident just before Christmas. Her death was caused by a man who had been arrested on multiple occasions for drunk driving. He is currently being held in Gwinnett County Jail.

Reports say that the victim was driving home from her job at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament when the accident occurred. She was driving on Georgia Highway 316, a divided highway, when her vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle traveling in the wrong direction. After striking the victim's car, the second driver attempted to continue driving, but instead, he struck another vehicle.

Man killed in motorcycle accident in Columbia County

For experienced motorists in Georgia and other states, many traffic laws are second nature. Unfortunately, some people have made a bad habit of ignoring certain laws or overlooking them in certain situations. Failure to follow these laws can have terrible results, especially if a motorcycle is involved. It isn't unusual for a motorcycle accident to result in injuries or death because the riders have significantly less protection than a driver in a car.

Recently, a 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident involving his motorcycle and an SUV. His motorcycle, traveling south, was struck by the SUV, traveling north, when the SUV driver attempted to make a left-hand turn. The collision caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from his bike. 

Car accident results in severe injuries for 7 year-old girl

It is always tragic when a person suffers a serious injury in an accident, even more so when that person is a child. One such car accident occurred earlier this month and resulted in what many parents may consider to be one of their worst nightmares.  This crash is the reason why a 7-year-old girl is currently a patient at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Authorities say that this accident occurred on a Saturday afternoon in Newnan around 5 p.m. The little girl was seated behind her mother in the car. Reports say that a minivan crashed into their vehicle as the mother was attempting to turn left onto another street. When Georgia State Patrol arrived on the scene, the child was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

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