Cherokee Co., GA (October 20, 2023) – The Woodstock Police confirmed that a tow truck driver suffered fatal injuries due to a crash in Cherokee County on Thursday.
Officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation reported the incident during the afternoon hours on October 19.
According to reports, a tow truck driver, 48-year-old Frank Ingram, was attending to a car on the southbound side of Interstate 575. As he assisted at the scene, he was struck by another vehicle.
Ingram was fatally injured due to the crash. No other injuries were reported.
The Woodstock Police Department is currently investigating the incident.
Our condolences go out to the family of Frank Ingram at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Georgia
Georgia is no stranger to fatal accidents. In 2022 alone, nearly 1800 people lost their lives due to fatal accidents. Far too often, these accidents are caused by drivers who are reckless and careless while operating their vehicles.
Like many other states in the country, Georgia has in place the “Move Over Law.” This law states that drivers must move over one lane whenever they possibly can if a vehicle is on the side of the road with flashing lights. Despite having this law in place, we continue to see innocent people lose their lives due to drivers who fail to do so.
Driver negligence and reckless actions continue to take the lives of innocent people across our state every day. Unfortunately, it is impossible to prepare for the impact that a fatal accident will have on your family. For this reason, it makes good sense to seek guidance from a dedicated legal team.
When families lose loved ones due to fatal crashes, they can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. This legal action provides financial relief for several damages and losses that arise from the loss of a family member. This can include the recovery of funeral costs, lost earning capacity, property damage, and more.
After the loss of a loved one, your family should seek guidance from a Cherokee County wrongful death lawyer right away. This can help to ensure you have the strongest evidence possible and the best chance of getting justice after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.
At Ted Greve & Associates, P.A., we understand that facing a fatal car accident and its aftermath can be overwhelming and stressful. For this reason, our team of experienced lawyers is committed to providing personalized and professional service to you. With over two decades of experience helping bereaved families in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, we have the knowledge and skills to determine the compensation you deserve for your losses and fight for it on your behalf. In addition to providing top-quality legal representation, we strive to provide compassionate assistance to help you cope with this difficult situation.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal car accident, do not hesitate to contact our wrongful death lawyers for a free consultation at (800) 693-7833. We are here to support you through this challenging time.