While some rear-end crashes might cause little more than minor damage to the vehicles involved, such incidents still have the potential to be much more severe in nature. Whiplash injuries are a common example of the possible dangers involved with similar incidents, and there is the unfortunate risk that such a scenario could even prove fatal. One person died and another is facing charges following a recent car accident involving similar circumstances in Georgia.
Reports indicate that the accident occurred just after 4 p.m. on a recent Friday. Initial investigations indicate that a pickup truck and a car were traveling in the southbound lane of traffic when for unknown reasons, the truck crashed into the rear end of the other vehicle. The impact of the crash forced both drivers to lose control of their vehicles and the car proceeded to veer off the road and crash into a nearby tree.
Emergency responders say that the driver of the car was transported to a nearby medical facility with life-threatening injuries, and they advised that he passed away soon after arrival. Authorities have advised that an investigation into the incident is underway and that it remains unclear if speeding or impairment played a role in the crash. They also advised that charges will be filed against the driver of the truck once the investigation is complete.
Dealing with the unexpected loss of a loved one in a car accident can be a harrowing process, especially if it is the result of another driver’s negligent decisions. Those who suffer loss under similar scenarios and wish to exercise their rights to seek accountability in civil court could choose to retain the services of an attorney for guidance in navigating the process. An attorney can evaluate the incident and assist a client in Georgia in preparing to pursue the restitution deserved through a wrongful death claim.