Possible drunk driving causes crash on HOV lane

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes have become popular in Georgia and elsewhere around the country. Sometimes HOV lanes are designated by a white diamond on the road and other times they are separated roadways that control the direction of traffic with the use of barriers. The barrier controlled lane of I-75 was the site of a head on crash that is thought to be the result of drunk driving.

A driver entered the HOV lane going in the wrong direction at about 6 a.m. one recent morning. The driver, who is believed to have been drunk, crashed through nine barriers driving south into northbound traffic. The southbound driver crashed head-on into a northbound car. Another northbound vehicle rear-ended the car that had been hit head-on.

The drivers of the three vehicles involved were transported to local hospitals. Their conditions are unknown. According to police reports, the HOV lane has been open for two years and this was only the second wrong-way incident. There have been requests from concerned motorists for more signs or more visible barriers to prevent such accidents. The accident remains under investigation.

Wrong way accidents are terrifying in that they are so unpredictable and when caused by drunk driving they can be very hard to avoid due to the possibly erratic driving of someone under the influence of alcohol. A person who has been involved in such an accident in Georgia should seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. An experienced lawyer can review the facts of the accident and advise the client as to whether a civil suit against the party thought responsible is a possible option. A successfully litigated claim can provide compensation for medical costs and other documented losses.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Expertise Personal Injury Lawyers In Macon 2016
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney - Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News
  • American Jurist Institute | Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney For Georgia
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Macon Office
327 Third Street
Macon, GA 31201

Toll Free: 866-223-5064
Toll Free: 888-239-2129
Phone: 478-742-8441
Fax: 478-745-9097
Macon Law Office Map

Savannah Office
401 Mall Blvd. Ste. 103-E
Savannah, GA 31406

Toll Free: 866-223-5064
Toll Free: 888-239-2129
Phone: 912-239-4395
Fax: 912-239-4401
Map & Directions

Review Us

Macon Office

Savannah Office

After Hours Call/Text

Macon - 478-733-0070
Savannah - 912-755-9500