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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.

Car accident claims 1 life, leaves another injured

Motor vehicle accidents can change a life in an instant. They can leave families with so many questions as they struggle to deal with the aftermath. When a car accident results in injury or death, victims and their loved ones can have their entire world turned upside down. This may be the case in the recent death of a Georgia man who was the victim of a head-on collision.

Officials say that the accident occurred on a recent morning. A westbound car on a local road veered into oncoming traffic. The car struck an eastbound vehicle, head-on. The driver in the eastbound car died instantly on the scene. The woman believed responsible for the accident was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Driver broken down in Georgia suffers fatality in car accident

Understandably, it's stressful when a vehicle breaks down en route to a particular destination. It's not always possible to safely pull off the road in such circumstances. In fact, vehicle occupants may be at risk for injury as they attempt to make car repairs or otherwise address the problem. A recent car accident in Georgia involved numerous vehicles, one of which was a disabled car whose headlights weren't functioning.

It was just after 9 p.m. on a recent Tuesday when the 40-year-old driver of a vehicle became stranded in the right lane. Moments later, a tractor-trailer collided with two other cars on the road, which led to a second collision when one or both of those vehicles slammed into the stranded car. Sadly, the driver of the car and a 59-year-old driver in one of the other cars were killed.

Grand jury indicts man for drunk driving

People who drink before driving often think they are fine to drive and will be able to get to their destination with no problem. However, they can spend a lifetime paying the consequences for drunk driving should it be the cause of injury or death to another person. Drunk driving is said to be the reason a man has been indicted in the death of a Georgia police officer.

A report stated the man had caused a head-on collision as he was driving his pickup truck the wrong way on Interstate 16 around 2:30 a.m. one morning in May 2018. Among those responding to the accident was a 37-year-old police officer. He remained inside his patrol vehicle with the lights turned on and parked so that traffic would detour to an exit off the interstate. A tractor-trailer hit the patrol car and injured the officer, who died not long after from those injuries.

Woman injured in bizarre alleged drunk driving incident

There are times when driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causes a lot of physical damage and not just to other cars on the road. Other people can be injured or killed and damage to trees or buildings can take place in a drunk driving situation. One Georgia couple recently learned all too well the destruction drunk driving can cause.

Around 2:30 a.m. the couple, both 72 years of age, sat in their living room watching television when a car burst through the outer wall of the room. The couple and their furniture sailed into the next room, where the wife was severely injured. She was airlifted to the trauma center of a hospital approximately 60 miles away and was diagnosed with bleeding on the brain. Doctors believe she will only need to be admitted for a few days and they plan to release her. Her husband was not hurt.

Woman dies as a result of alleged drunk driving

Even after many years of media campaigns warning people not to drink and then drive, story after story in the news media tell the public of vehicular accidents involving intoxication. Alcohol can impair the senses enough that a drunk driving accident can kill or permanently injure anyone involved. A Georgia woman is facing charges after an alleged drunk driving accident.

The Georgia State Patrol states that several troopers were called to the scene of an accident that left one person dead and two others injured. Through their investigation they learned a woman driving a large SUV veered from her lane into that of oncoming traffic, where she collided head-on with a sedan. The sedan was then hit from behind by a pickup truck.

Motorcycle accident kills 1, injures more

Motorcyclists often talk about the freedom they feel on their bikes, but they also know the potential risks. Since motorcycles offer less protection than other motor vehicles, when accidents occur, it can mean that injuries are more likely to happen and are more severe when they do. This is illustrated in a recent motorcycle accident here in Georgia that took the life of the driver and left the bike's passenger in critical condition.

Law enforcement says that the crash happened on a recent morning and involved multiple vehicles. An SUV rear-ended a car that was turning left from a highway onto a school road. That car then spun and struck a motorcycle and its sidecar. The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the bike. He was revived twice at the scene of the accident before being airlifted to a Macon hospital.

Teen killed in drunk driving incident

The arrests for drinking and driving in Georgia are numerous on any given day. Drunk driving continues to be a problem no matter how extensive advertising campaigns warn about the consequences. Many people who drive after drinking believe nothing will happen to them and often do not care when something does. A soldier stationed at an Army base in Georgia had his first court appearance after being arrested and charged with drunk driving.

The 22-year-old man is accused of speeding and hitting the back end of another car, pushing the car into a ditch by the side of the road. One of the passengers in the car, an 18-year-old high school student, died from the impact. The driver and a second passenger were injured and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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