A Buford resident passed away on Saturday after suffering injuries in a Hall County wreck on Thursday.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, 39-year-old Mary Amber Moore died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
She was the driver was a Toyota Highlander and she lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve on Blackjack Road in Hall County.
The accident occurred around 8 p.m.
The authorities said the vehicle hit a ditch and utility pole and then overturned before coming to rest on the driver’s side.
Moore’s passenger, 35-year-old Julie O’Heir of Snellville, was taken to hospital.
The women were not wearing seat belts and they were thrown from the vehicle and subsequently pinned under it.
The Georgia State Patrol revealed that alcohol and drugs were suspected to have contributed to the crash.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, every day 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes involving a driver impaired by alcohol. This means one such death occurs every 50 minutes.
Furthermore, legal and illegal drugs other than alcohol are involved in approximately 16 percent of traffic collisions.
In 2016, law enforcement officials arrested over one million drivers for driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. That figure represents just one percent of the 111 million self-reported incidents of alcohol-impaired driving among adults every year.
The CDC also found that marijuana use was on the increase and 13 percent of night-time drivers had marijuana in their system over the weekend.
Marijuana users were found to be around 25 percent more likely to have an accident than drivers who displayed no evidence of marijuana use.
However, age, gender, and other factors could be responsible for the heightened risk among marijuana users.
If you lost a loved one in a crash or you suffered serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia car accident lawyer can offer advice and representation.