It's tragic when anyone is killed or seriously injured in a car crash, particularly if the victim is a small child. These crashes might happen for a number of different reasons. Drivers may be distracted, trying to avoid another hazard, or simply taking a turn too wide or too close to another vehicle. Earlier this month Georgia authorities responded to a car accident that resulted in the deaths of two adults and the serious injury of a baby.
The crash occurred about 8:20 a.m. The two vehicles, a sedan and a truck, were traveling north and south respectively when witnesses say the sedan cross over the middle line. The two vehicles collided head-on, causing significant damage to the front of both vehicles.
Both drivers suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene and the 10-month-old baby traveling with her suffered serious injuries. Paramedics airlifted the child to a nearby hospital for treatment. Authorities are still investigating the crash.
It only takes a fraction of a second, or a small mistake for a car accident to occur. Unfortunately, accidents caused by even the slightest of mistakes can be deadly. Anyone who has been injured in a Georgia motor vehicle accident could benefit from speaking with an attorney in their area. Depending on the circumstances, they may be entitled to compensation for medical treatment costs or property damages. Families of deceased victims could also benefit from speaking with an attorney because they may also be entitled to compensation for funeral costs and other documented financial damages.