One Dead Following Traffic Collision in Bibb County, Georgia

Concept photo: Traffic collision in Bibb County kills one

One person died following a traffic collision in Bibb County, Georgia. According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred on Tuesday, January 18th. The cause of the accident remains unknown. 

However, the sheriff’s office stated that the crash happened on Riley Avenue at Ridge Avenue in a press release. The accident involved a 2001 Ford Taurus and a 2015 Hyundai Accent. The Hyundai driver, 37-year-old Shineka Hughes, was severely injured and transported to Atrium Health Navicent for treatment.

The woman passed away on Wednesday, January 19th, while receiving treatment at the hospital. The Bibb County Coroner’s Office said they had notified the next of kin. The Ford Taurus driver also received treatment at the hospital but has since been released. 

The fatality investigators at the sheriff’s office are heading the inquiry into the accident. The BCSO will release more information as soon as it is available. Anyone with information on the traffic collision in Bibb County should contact the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. 

There is usually a fault party and a victim in a two-vehicle collision. The fault party is the one whose negligent actions caused the occurrence, while the victim is the person who suffers as a result of the act. But this doesn’t mean that the at-fault driver doesn’t sustain injuries or vehicle damage.

However, the law is on the victim’s side, and as such, the negligent party will compensate the victim irrespective of their personal losses or injuries. Crash victims generally receive economic and non-economic damages. The two cover their lost wages, medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, etc. 

Getting compensation from a negligent driver is easier when working with a Georgia car accident lawyer. So, contact Ted A. Greve and Associates today for a free case review.