Lawrenceville, GA (January 2, 2024) – One person has lost their life as a result of an automobile accident that occurred early Tuesday morning in Gwinnett County. Just before three a.m. on January 2, the Georgia Department of Transportation informed area officials that a car crash took place on Highway 316 East.
According to official reports, a car and a tractor-trailer were involved in a collision on the roadway near Cedars Road. The driver of the car was fatally injured as a result of the accident. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to assist. The victim was pronounced deceased on site. The accident is currently being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. No other injuries were reported.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Georgia
Motor vehicle accidents are the cause of more than 40,000 deaths across the United States each year. Unfortunately, we see a fair share of these crashes take place right here in our state. Far too often, these accidents are a result of negligence. Leading factors include:
- Speeding: Exceeding posted limits risk control loss, drastically increasing the collision impact and reducing reaction time, which can result in severe accidents that end with fatalities.
- Drunk driving: Impaired judgment and delayed reactions from alcohol consumption can and often do lead to deadly collisions on our state’s roadways.
- Fatigue: Exhaustion can have a devastating impact on a driver’s cognitive function and alertness. This dramatically increases the likelihood of fatal accidents on the road.
These and other reckless and careless actions continue to contribute to a significant number of fatal collisions in our state every year. If your loved one has died due to another driver’s reckless or careless actions, your family may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against them. It is vital that you seek representation from a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to get started on building a case against the defendant in fighting for the maximum possible compensation for your losses and damages.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the pain and suffering families go through following a fatal collision, which is why we are dedicated to providing compassionate support and aggressive legal representation. While no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, it can help ease some financial burdens during this difficult time. We urge anyone who has lost a family member due to another person’s negligence on the road to reach out to our experienced attorneys for a free case evaluation. Let our dedicated legal advocates help you seek justice while you focus on healing with your family. Contact our law firm today at (800) 693-7833.