Being in a collision can be a stressful and daunting experience, and the fallout of such an incident can have a significant impact on the lives of everyone involved. Car accidents also run the unfortunate risk of having dire results that leave family members in search of answers after an untimely loss. The presence of impairment is suspected in a recent car accident that reportedly claimed the life of a 57-year-old man in Georgia.
Authorities say they responded to reports of the incident on a recent Saturday night. Initial investigations indicate the crash occurred when the driver of a vehicle suddenly crashed into the trailer of a second vehicle. The impact of the crashed forced the second vehicle to spin out of control before being struck by a third vehicle and overturning, and the driver of the second vehicle was reportedly hit by a fourth vehicle soon thereafter.
Reports indicate that the driver of the second vehicle suffered fatal injuries and passed away at the scene. Authorities assert that the driver of the fourth vehicle fled the scene of the crash. They also state that the driver who caused the collision has been arrested and is facing numerous charges, including driving under the influence.
Losing a loved one in a car accident due to the negligent decisions of another party can be a harrowing experience. Those who suffer loss under similar circumstances and wish to exercise their rights to seek accountability through the civil justice system could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for assistance in navigating the process. Such guidance could help a person in Georgia better prepare to pursue the full amount of restitution entitled through a wrongful death claim.