A five-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries on Saturday night and four adults sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident on Athens Highway at Smallwood Road.
The deceased, Tania Sanchez-Fierros of Flowery Branch, was a passenger in a 2006 Honda Odyssey that was driven by 42-year-old Sandra Fierros Nunez, also of Flowery Branch.
Sanchez-Fierros was declared dead early on Sunday.
Deputy coroner Kevin Wetzel said Nunez was the girl’s grandmother.
Nunez was traveling along Smallwood Road and trying to cross Athens Highway around 10:20 p.m. when the accident occurred.
The Georgia State Patrol said Nunez stopped at a stop sign but then failed to yield. She drove into the intersection and into the path of a 2017 Dodge Ram driven by 20-year-old Alberto Gomez Rivas of Gainesville.
The truck hit the minivan on the driver’s side and the impact caused the minivan to spin around and strike the passenger side of another pickup truck.
Nunez and another passenger in the minivan, 22-year-old Samantha Sanchez-Fierros, received minor injuries.
Rivas and his passenger, 22-year-old Jasmine Gomez of Gainesville, also suffered minor injuries.
Meanwhile, the driver of the second pickup truck, 20-year-old Luis Caudillo of Gainesville was not hurt.
The Georgia State Patrol revealed that charges are pending in the accident.
Failure to yield often results in accidents. A person who is injured because of another motorist’s failure to yield can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic losses.
These can include medical expenses, lost wages, and lost earning capacity, disability, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If your loved one died or you suffered serious injuries in a collision, a Georgia car accident lawyer may be able to assist you in recovering your losses.