Fulton, GA (January 18, 2024) – One person died as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in South Fulton on Thursday afternoon, January 18. The South Fulton Police Department was called to the scene of the accident at around 3:00 p.m.
According to reports, two vehicles collided on Interstate 85, blocking multiple lanes in the area near the Interstate 285 interchange. One person was fatally hurt in the crash. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. One additional victim was injured and transported to an area hospital for emergency care. The South Fulton Police Department’s traffic unit is currently investigating the incident.
We hope the injured victim makes a timely recovery.
Our sympathies are with the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Car Crashes in Georgia
Fatal car accidents are reported far too often in our state. Unfortunately, this does nothing to prepare families for the overwhelming impact that a fatal collision can have on their lives. The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one is by far one of the most difficult things that a person will ever have to deal with in their life.
Unfortunately, we see a significant number of fatal accidents take place as a result of driver negligence. Some of the leading factors in fatal collisions include:
- Weather conditions: inclement weather conditions can have a devastating impact on the driver’s ability to maintain control of their vehicle. We see many accidents take place as a result of heavy rain, thick fog, and other inclement weather.
- Speeding: traveling too fast increases the risk of a driver losing control of their vehicle. Speeding, especially around curved roadways, can result in drivers drifting into other nearby lanes and crashing into other vehicles.
- Impaired driving: far too often, drivers get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Even though this is extremely illegal and reckless, drivers continue to do so. Drunk driving has a devastating impact on a driver’s judgment and their ability to control their vehicle. As a result, they are likely to crash into others nearby.
Unfortunately, the loss of a loved one can have far-reaching consequences on families. In addition to dealing with overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering, families are often forced to deal with significant financial burdens. To help alleviate some of the stress that they face during this time, families have the opportunity to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for medical costs, funeral costs, and more. To ensure your family has the best chance of getting justice, it is crucial to seek legal representation from a wrongful death lawyer right away.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the devastating impact that losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident can have on families. That’s why our experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients receive the full and fair compensation they deserve. We strive to provide effective representation while also being understanding of each family’s unique needs. Our goal is not only to help secure financial stability for families, but also to provide them with peace of mind as they move forward from such a tragic event. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a crash caused by a reckless driver, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling (800) 693-7833 at your earliest convenience for assistance and support.