DeKalb Co., GA (January 5, 2024) – A motor vehicle accident reported in DeKalb County on Friday evening claimed one person’s life. At around 11:55 p.m. on January 5, emergency officials were called to provide assistance at the scene of a major crash that occurred on Interstate 20.
Crash investigations show that two cars collided on the roadway near Lithonia Industrial Boulevard. Both of the vehicles were severely damaged and blocked multiple lanes of the road. Multiple people were injured as a result of the accident. Emergency medical services responded to the scene to transport several victims to area hospitals for emergency treatment. One person was fatally injured and pronounced deceased on site. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope all of the injured victims recover quickly.
Our condolences go out to the families of the victims killed in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were approximately 42,915 traffic fatalities in the United States in 2021. This represents a 10.5% increase from 2020 and the highest annual percentage increase in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history. The leading causes of fatal crashes in 2021 were:
- Impaired driving: Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to operate their vehicle responsibly. Impairment can impact your judgment, coordination, and reaction time. This can lead to devastating car crashes.
- Speeding: When motorists are traveling above the posted speed limit, they are likely to cause severe injury accidents. Unfortunately, the high rate of speed drastically increases the force at impact, which can lead to fatal injuries.
- Distracted driving: When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead, they may not see other vehicles or pedestrians nearby. As a result, they are likely to crash and to others. Distractions include actions like texting on the phone, talking on the phone, or even changing the radio.
If your loved one died in a fatal crash, your family should take legal action right away. A wrongful death lawyer will be able to help you pursue a claim for wrongful death against the responsible party so that you can get the financial resources you need during this difficult time.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and aggressive legal representation for families who have lost a loved one in a car accident. We understand the pain and suffering that comes with such a tragic loss, and our goal is to alleviate some of the financial burdens by fighting for full and fair compensation on your behalf. Our experienced team of wrongful death attorneys are committed to helping you find peace of mind and closure as you navigate through this difficult time. If you have lost a loved one due to a negligent motorist, please do not hesitate to reach out for a free case evaluation by calling our team at (800) 693-7833. Let us help you seek justice and hold those responsible accountable.