A multi-vehicle traffic accident on the evening of Nov. 6 left one woman dead and another person injured in Dougherty County. A third man involved in the collision received a traffic citation and may face additional criminal charges related to the fatal crash as well.
According to information released by investigators with the Dougherty County Police, the three-car accident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Liberty Expressway and Holly Drive in Albany. Witnesses claim the 43-year-old Mitchell County woman driving a black Volkswagen Beetle was stopped at a red light when her vehicle was rear-ended by a red van driven by a 72-year-old Montgomery County man. The force of the impact then caused the Volkswagen to strike another black vehicle in front of it driven by a 34-year-old Ocklocknee's Ford woman. Bystanders rushed to assist the victims, pulling the 34-year-old woman from her vehicle, but they found the 43-year-old woman already deceased inside her car.
The surviving woman was injured and transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Police cited the 72-year-old man who caused the fatal accident for following another vehicle too closely and stated he may face charges for vehicular homicide as well, pending further investigation.
Car wrecks caused by a reckless or negligent driver can occur without warning and often result in serious injury or death. Furthermore, in addition to the emotional grief felt by the loved ones of car accident victims, many families are also forced to endure significant financial challenges in the form of lost wages and medical expenses as well. In cases like this, where the police accident investigation determines the accident was the fault of another party, an attorney may be able to assist the families of accident victims in obtaining financial compensation for their losses.
Source: WALB, "Liberty Expressway wreck victim identified", Irisha Jones, November 07, 2014