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Teen dies in car accident caused by alleged drunk driver

Despite warning after warning from officers of the law, some people still choose to drive after drinking alcohol. Many of them believe nothing will happen because they have not consumed that much. Some simply do not care if they are a danger to themselves and others. No matter the thought process, there is a danger not just to themselves, but to others should their inebriated state cause a car accident resulting in injury or death. The students of one Georgia high school are joining a family in mourning the death of one of their own in a car accident police say was caused by a drunk driver.

Two brothers and their cousin were on their way to school in a Ford F-150 pickup truck when a Jeep Cherokee veered over into their lane, causing a head-on collision. The driver of the Jeep and the three boys were sent to a medical facility approximately 30 miles away. The driver of the Jeep remained in the hospital with serious injuries and the two teenage passengers in the truck suffered minor injuries. The driver of the truck, however, died after his arrival at the hospital.

Police arrest driver after man dies in car accident

In many areas of the country, driving can be very hazardous at any time of the day or night. Some of the major cities in Georgia have at least one car accident with serious injuries or fatalities during the 24 hours of any given day. A late-morning car accident resulted in the death of a 37-year-old driver and the arrest of the man who caused it.

Police reports stated a 25-year-old man was nearing an intersection when the driver in front of him slammed on the brakes. In an effort to keep from crashing into the rear of the car, he said he jerked his steering wheel to the left, which took his vehicle into the lane of oncoming traffic. He then collided with a sedan headed straight toward him.

Woman dies in car accident -- police issue charges

What boils down to negligence, in many cases, begins with what seems to be a plausible excuse. When police conclude their investigation into a car accident, they will sometimes find the facts do not support the story given to them by the offender. Police in a Georgia town have issued a number of charges, including vehicular homicide, to a man for causing a car accident that killed a 63-year-old woman.

The early afternoon collision happened when the man ran a red light. He told police he had been in an argument with unknown persons and had driven away in a hurry, as someone in a black SUV began firing a gun at him. As he ignored the traffic signal, he hit a Volvo that was coming through the intersection on a green light. The driver of the Volvo was killed upon impact.

Woman chasing boyfriend leads to fatal car accident

In any area of life, the actions of one person can affect the lives of many. This can be a good thing or it can be catastrophic. When driving, a wrong action could result in horrific consequences. A Georgia woman has recently been sentenced for her part in causing a fatal car accident in Feb. 2018.

According to a report, the woman got into a fight with her boyfriend while at her apartment. He left the apartment in his car but she followed him in her vehicle with a gun in her possession. He alerted police to her actions after she fired shots at him from her car. Fearing for his life, he ran a red light and crashed into a vehicle that had proceeded through the intersection after the light turned green for the driver.

Charges pending after student injured in car accident

Vehicular crashes are attributed to numerous causes. Among some explanations given over the years as to why a car accident happens are because a driver consumed a substance that alters reflexes and perception, was just plain negligent or had some type of medical episode that caused him or her to lose control of the wheel. A student at a Georgia university was seriously injured in a car accident involving four vehicles.

The 18-year-old driver of a Chevrolet compact car was traveling near the school when he sideswiped two vehicles parked in designated places along the side of the road. The student was standing near the rear of a third parked vehicle and was injured when the Chevrolet crashed into that vehicle. Although she was treated by local first responders, she was shortly airlifted to a medical facility 30 miles away. A status on her condition was not given in a report on the incident.

Car accident takes life of college student

The careless behavior of some drivers can end up costing them and others a lifetime of suffering. By not keeping the focus on the road ahead of them, some drivers risk causing a car accident with a death or causing one with critical injuries to themselves and others. A student attending the University of Georgia was killed in a car accident when another driver was negligent in following the rules of the road set for the safety of all.

The 51-year-old driver of a rented sedan was in the northbound lane when he came to a curve in the road. Police say he was driving too fast for conditions when he left his lane of traffic and crossed over the raised median to oncoming traffic headed south. He collided head-on with the car driven by the 20-year-old college junior. The student was killed and a passenger in his car was injured and transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Charges expected after death in car accident

Although acts of nature can be blamed for some problems on the road, sometimes drivers help things along. Driving at certain times of the day can be hazardous in itself, and when drivers ignore the present dangers, a car accident is imminent. A woman was killed on a Georgia interstate after an early morning car accident.

A state patrol report states that the driver of a compact vehicle was driving east at approximately 8:00 a.m. He gradually put on the brakes, as the rising sun was in his eyes and he did not have a clear view of the road. A pickup truck was riding behind the sedan and was not able to avoid colliding with it as it slowed.

Woman faces charges in car accident

In cities all over the country, there are multiple vehicular crashes every day. The resulting damage from a car accident can range from light scratches on the cars involved to death of a driver, passenger or pedestrian. A 29-year-old Georgia woman has been arrested after causing a car accident with injuries.

Two friends were in the Ford SUV with the woman when she crashed into a Honda minivan. She chose to flee the scene of the early evening accident, even though a 38-year-old male in the minivan was injured. He was taken to a local hospital, where she remains in stable condition. A report on the accident states there were no other injuries.

Woman loses life in car accident

Unfortunately, there are too many people who know the pain of a loss from an accident caused by negligence. When a family member dies in a car accident, there is often no time for the family to voice their goodbyes, have one last hug or to say I love you one more time. The family of a Georgia woman is mourning after her death in a recent afternoon car accident.

The 36-year-old woman was sideswiped by a vehicle as she was driving around her home town. Her vehicle ran off the road, rolled over a number of times and landed in a ditch. She was thrown from her car and died as a result. She had two passengers, another adult and a child who were injured, but are both expected to fully recover.

Car wrecks are almost unavoidable on Georgia roadways

In life, it's not a question of if accidents are going to happen, but when. Although certain precautions can be taken to reduce the odds of an accident occurring, many accidents are completely unpredictable. As populations continue to rise across the state of Georgia, roadways are often crowded and congested, especially in metropolitan areas. Due to the sheer number of vehicles sharing roadways, car wrecks are almost unavoidable.

A recent accident in Cobb County claimed the life of one driver and injured another. The crash happened during the afternoon hours along Powder Springs Road. According to reports, a blue sedan was traveling westbound when a black sedan pulled out of a parking lot and into the path of the blue sedan.

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