It is no secret that collisions involving a speeding vehicle can have disastrous results and that those who encounter such negligence might not always be capable of reacting in time to escape to safety. Such incidents run the risk of altering the lives of those involved and leaving them facing various hardships and sometimes these incidents could also prove fatal. Two individuals reportedly died following a recent car accident involving the suspected presence of a speeding driver.
Reports indicate that the collision took place on a recent Sunday afternoon and involved as many as four vehicles in total. Authorities say it began after they attempted to initiate a traffic stop after crossing paths with the driver of a car that was traveling at excessive speeds. They say the driver fled the scene and say they suspect that this person proceeded to cause a multiple-vehicle crash soon thereafter.
Police say that the impact of the crash caused a truck to spin out of control before overturning, forcing a passenger to be ejected from within in the process. Both this person and the driver of the truck are said to have suffered fatal injuries in the crash and were both pronounced dead at the scene. They have also advised that numerous charges have been filed against the driver who caused the crash to occur.
Suffering the loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident is something that no one should have to endure, especially when it comes as the result of another person’s negligent behavior. After experiencing loss in a similar scenario, a person could find it helpful to speak with an attorney for advice on the next steps to take to seek restitution. An attorney can assist a client in Georgia in preparing to seek the compensation deserved through a wrongful death claim and subsequently assist him or her in navigating the process.