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Truck flees after wrongful death of pedestrian in Georgia

Georgia drivers are responsible for their actions when there is a crash with a pedestrian. When there is an accident and a pedestrian is hit, the driver is expected to wait at the scene, check on the condition of the person and call for assistance. This is especially true when it is a truck accident, as the vehicles are larger and can do significantly more damage than a smaller vehicle. Unfortunately, many drivers decide to flee the scene. That could be due to fear, because they were under the influence, were distracted, were speeding or did not even realize they hit someone. Regardless, when there is a pedestrian accident, the victim can suffer serious injuries and wrongful death.

A 79-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by a U-Haul truck. The accident happened at around 3:45 p.m. in a location that is known to be dangerous to pedestrians and others on the road. After the crash, the driver of the U-Haul drove away. A person who lives nearby heard a crash and went outside to see what happened. He found the elderly woman and determined that she had died. Law enforcement believes the U-Haul drove onto the pavement when the woman was hit. The driver is believed to have been male. The investigation is ongoing as law enforcement seeks the driver.

What factors contribute to most truck accidents?

Wouldn't it be nice if you could choose whom you share Texas's roads with every day? If that were the case, you might never have to worry about getting home safely at the end of your day. You would know that everyone else on the road was paying attention, following the rules and looking out for your safety.

Sadly, it doesn't work that way. Everyone shares the road with all kinds of drivers, and some of them fail to meet your expectations. This could make you anxious enough, but when some of those vehicles are 18-wheelers, your anxiety level could increase exponentially. The size and weight of these mammoth beasts mean they can't stop easily, and they pack quite a punch if they hit something.

Despite new law, distracted auto accident injuries still a risk

Since texting and driving is known to be so dangerous in Georgia and is the cause of so many accidents with injuries and fatalities, it has been a focal point of law enforcement and legislators to try and reduce its frequency. Drivers who are operating their vehicles safely and within the law can find themselves facing auto accident injuries and death because of another driver who is texting behind the wheel. Understanding the realities of texting and driving and how a crash can impact a person's life makes it important to think about the future and consider one's legal options if they are involved in a distracted driving collision.

Beginning earlier in 2018, legislators took steps to try and prevent drivers from taking part in the activity with a new law making it a violation to have a phone in hand while driving. The law has been in place for the entire summer and the results are now beginning to be known as to how effective it has been. A survey shows the results are not encouraging. AAA says that its survey showed three-quarters of those who took part said they saw other drivers who had their phone in their hand on a regular basis. 60 percent stated they saw other drivers texting and driving. More than 1,170 people took part in the survey.

Rider's crash with SUV leads to motorcycle accident injuries

Despite the number of motorcycles on the road in Marietta and throughout Georgia and despite the number of times drivers are encouraged to keep an eye on them, yield when necessary and take the steps to ensure everyone remains safe, motorcyclists are still in significant danger of being involved in a crash. Since motorcycle riders are so inherently vulnerable, they will often suffer catastrophic motorcycle accident injuries or even lose their life.

A 48-year-old motorcyclist from Woodstock was injured when an SUV went into his path. The accident occurred at around 6 a.m. Emergency personnel were called to assist the rider. According to the investigation, the SUV was heading west and tried to make a turn to enter a convenience store parking lot. The rider was going east and there was a collision. The driver of the SUV, age 66, was not hurt. The investigation is ongoing.

How distraction threatens the safety of every Georgia driver

Georgia readers know there are many factors that can contribute to a car accident. One of these is distracted driving, which is actually one of the leading safety threats to motorists and causes of motor vehicle accidents. There are various types of distracted driving, and all of them are dangerous and preventable.

If you suffered injuries in a car accident, there is a chance that distracted driving is to blame. Distracted drivers are often unaware of the danger of taking their eyes off the road for even one second, but even a second of distraction can have deadly consequences. Victims of this type of negligent driving have the right to seek financial compensation.

It could be days before you realize the extent of your injuries

Once the vehicles came to rest, you probable felt disoriented. Your adrenalin was pumping and you probably felt a variety of emotions ranging from relief that it wasn't worse to anger at the driver responsible for the accident. After dealing with the police, emergency medical personnel and, perhaps, firefighters, all you wanted to do was go home.

Once there, you probably experienced some shock. You may have been shaky, noises may make you jump and you may not have slept well. Even so, you counted your lucky stars that you seem to be okay. Over the next few days, however, you began to notice that something wasn't right.

Brain injuries can have a long-term effect on accident victims

The way a car accident will affect your life depends on many factors, including the nature of the injuries you suffered. For some accident victims, the injuries suffered in an accident negatively impact their lives long-term, especially in cases of a head injury. Head injuries and brain trauma are serious, and victims may find that even minor accidents can have a major impact on their lives.

Brain injuries affect each person differently. Even a seemingly minor brain injury can lead to an extensive recovery period. Head injuries are one the most common types of car accident injuries, but no two injuries are the same. If you are the victim of the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your specific post-accident needs.

Lesser known causes of truck accidents

When you think about truck accidents, you probably picture one of these massive vehicles bearing down on you, not stopping and slamming into your vehicle. You may imagine a truck drifting into your lane as you try to get past it or the truck jackknifing and blocking the lanes of travel causing multi-vehicle wrecks.

If you are like many Georgia motorists, you tend to speed up as you pass a truck since staring at their wheels at your eye level makes you nervous. You don't want to be in its blind spot for any longer than absolutely necessary. You have no way of knowing whether the driver of the truck suffers from fatigue or is too busy on a cell phone to pay attention. These factors absolutely contribute to truck accidents, but other, less obvious factors also play a role.

Car accidents and brain injuries

In the instant another vehicle collides with yours, you may feel confusion and dread. If the other car came out of nowhere, you may not even realize what is happening until the vehicles come to a stop. That sense of helplessness and loss of control may linger for days or even longer as you come to terms with your injuries.

You may have broken bones, cuts and bruises, but your doctors may be most concerned about determining if you suffered any injury to your head. Brain injuries may not always be obvious at first, but they can be devastating.

Scooter rider suffers wrongful death in crash with police car

People on the road in Georgia will keep their eyes and ears open for the possibility that a law enforcement vehicle or the vehicle of a first responder will be heading their way. The sound of the siren and the sight of the speeding vehicle will lead to other drivers moving to the side to give the right of way. Law enforcement is granted significant leeway in terms of obeying traffic laws, but that does not mean they have the right to openly flout them when there is no need to do so. Acting recklessly is not limited to civilians and when there is an accident with serious injury and wrongful death, those who were affected have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

A 60-year-old male riding a scooter died when he was hit by a police car that had gone through a stop sign. The accident occurred in the late afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. The officer, a 24-year-old man, did not have his sirens nor his emergency lights on when he ran the stop sign. The rider was hit and landed in the street. The impact sent the police car into a yard. Officers gave the scooter rider treatment on scene. He was taken to the hospital and declared dead. The officer was put on administrative leave as the case is being investigated.

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