Drinking and driving is selfish. Many who consume alcohol or drugs before getting behind the wheel believe they will reach their destination without causing a car accident. Others simply do not care if they cause harm or not. Two people were injured in a car accident when a Georgia man apparently decided he would drive after drinking.
It does not take but a moment's distraction for a motor vehicle to cause some serious damage. Just a split second of taking eyes off the road can result in a car accident where someone is killed or critically injured. A Georgia man faces numerous charges concerning a car accident that claimed the life of a 42-year-old woman.
Caution on the road is imperative these days, as the potential for an accident is present or at any time of the day or night. That potential for a fatal car accident increases with the number of people who consume alcohol or drugs and then get behind the wheel. A Georgia woman was recently indicted by a grand jury for killing three adults in a fatal car accident.
Everyone can make a mistake, but that does not excuse carelessness while operating a motor vehicle. Should that carelessness lead to a car accident that causes the injury or death of another person, the driver could be financially accountable and may be subject to a civil lawsuit. Sometimes, criminal charges apply as well. A Georgia woman was injured in a car accident and is seeking justice that the local police department claims it will not enforce.
The negligence of one person can have a ripple effect, resulting in adverse consequences for a number of people. One person not paying attention to what he or she is doing while driving can lead to permanent injury, death and even lawsuits. A Georgia woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her son was seriously injured in a car accident.
Many vehicular accidents can be avoided, simply by keeping cars and trucks properly maintained. Some car accidents may be attributed to faulty manufacturing and no recall on the parts involved, but some can be the result of owner irresponsibility for improper care of their vehicle. A car accident involving a loose tire resulted in the death of a Georgia pedestrian.
Although it seems most drivers charged with DUI are younger, there is not an age limit to this type offense. Anyone of any age who drinks, drives and causes a car accident that results in death or serious injuries can be sentenced to serve time in jail, time on probation and/or be subject to other penalties. Meanwhile, there are numerous families facing futures without someone they love because of the negligent choices of others. A Georgia man has been sentenced for causing the death of a friend in a car accident because he chose to drive drunk.
Despite warning after warning from officers of the law, some people still choose to drive after drinking alcohol. Many of them believe nothing will happen because they have not consumed that much. Some simply do not care if they are a danger to themselves and others. No matter the thought process, there is a danger not just to themselves, but to others should their inebriated state cause a car accident resulting in injury or death. The students of one Georgia high school are joining a family in mourning the death of one of their own in a car accident police say was caused by a drunk driver.
In many areas of the country, driving can be very hazardous at any time of the day or night. Some of the major cities in Georgia have at least one car accident with serious injuries or fatalities during the 24 hours of any given day. A late-morning car accident resulted in the death of a 37-year-old driver and the arrest of the man who caused it.
What boils down to negligence, in many cases, begins with what seems to be a plausible excuse. When police conclude their investigation into a car accident, they will sometimes find the facts do not support the story given to them by the offender. Police in a Georgia town have issued a number of charges, including vehicular homicide, to a man for causing a car accident that killed a 63-year-old woman.