Georgia woman not responsible for fatal car crash

A woman who had been accused of causing a car accident by street racing has been found by Georgia state trooper's investigators to not be responsible for the crash. The accident that happed back on May 10 left her boyfriend and 6-month old son dead. Because of initial reports and eyewitness interviews, the Georgia State Patrol had believed she was driving the vehicle and was involved in street racing.

The vehicle had gone out of control, struck a guardrail and was then struck by another car. The victims had all been taken to the hospital, and apparently, who was driving at the time of the car accident had become confused. 

This story highlights the difficulty of determining the facts in a car accident, why it can take so much time and can be so expensive. Car accidents can be tremendously violent events, vehicles can be ripped apart and, as with this crash, there can be multiple crashes during an accident.

Accident reconstruction can be complex and requires painstaking attention to detail to assemble. Witnesses are notoriously unreliable, because they are not trained observers of motor vehicle accidents and they are not expecting to witness an accident. This means that their awareness is often very slow to "catch up" to events as they unfold in seconds.

It appears in this car accident a review of surveillance video from a gas station help correct the mistake. If you have been involved in a car accident, this is why it is important, if you are able, to take pictures and identify witnesses and elements of the accident scene.

Because of the complexities of car accidents, it is a good idea to contact an attorney to represent your interests as soon as possible.

Source:, "Woman cleared of accusations in fatal Ga. Crash," Associated Press, June 25, 2013

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