Child killed in 4-vehicle car accident

On the evening of September 12, police in Henry County, Georgia, responded to a crash involving four cars on I-75 South. Authorities state that the car accident occurred when a truck struck the rear of another car. The two vehicles then continued forward to hit two more cars. 

Most of the individuals involved in the crash were able to walk away without any serious injury. However, the accident did, unfortunately, result in one death. A two-year-old girl died due to injuries that she sustained during the crash. Police have confirmed that the child was properly restrained in her car seat. 

The driver responsible for the initial crash fled the scene on foot with his passenger. The two were later found and arrested. After his arrest, it was discovered that the driver of the truck was driving without a valid license. In addition to being charged with vehicular homicide, the driver is being charged with driving with suspended or revoked license, receiving property stolen in another state, affixing a plate with the intention of concealing or misrepresenting identity, following too close, driving too fast for conditions, as well as several other charges. The passenger of the truck has also been charged with obstruction of law enforcement officers. 

This car accident was the result of one person's careless actions. Georgia residents that have been involved in crashes like this may be entitled to compensation for property damages or medical bills. The families of fatal crashes might also be entitled to compensation for the loss of their loved one. 

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Toddler killed in freeway crash; man charged after fleeing", Steve Burns, Sept. 13, 2017

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