Many of us have been guilty of disregarding the rules and laws of the road.
Whether it be speeding, running a red light, rolling through a stop sign,
or even driving while distracted – these actions have become acceptable
to many Georgians. While disregarding driving laws may not always lead
to serious consequences, there are many instances in which lives could
have been saved if the rules of the road were followed.
Such a crash occurred in Cobb County on March 28, 2016. A 51-year-old woman
was traveling with her 74-year-old mother and 14-year-old son were at
the traffic light intersection of Lee Industrial Boulevard and Mableton
Parkway when another vehicle struck the driver’s side of their van.
The driver of the at-fault vehicle was found to have ran the red light,
as well as speeding on the wrong side of the road just moments prior to
the crash. Cocaine was also discovered in her possession at the time of
The at-fault driver sustained injuries in the four-vehicle crash, but the
family in the van experienced the most loss. The boy was treated for broken
bones in his hand, while his grandmother experienced critical injuries.
Sadly, his mother’s injuries were so severe that she lost her life
at the scene of the crash.
The at-fault party in this crash has turned herself in to authorities on
charges of reckless driving, cocaine possession, serious injury by vehicle,
and vehicular homicide. She is 20-years-old.
This automobile wreck, along with countless others that occur in Georgia
each year, are proof of the importance of adhering to Georgia driving
laws. There is no situation in which arriving at your destination or speeding
is worth injuring another person, even if it’s an accident. Automobiles,
whether passenger vehicles or commercial trucks, can be extremely dangerous.
In a court of law, they can be considered deadly weapons.
We feel that it is important to educate Georgia drivers on the serious
consequences that can come from seemingly insignificant decisions. The
laws of the road are in place for a reason: to keep everyone safe from
harm. It is each of our responsibilities to adhere to those rules and
hold others accountable of doing the same, if only for our own safety.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a crash in which another
party was found to be at-fault, you don’t have to fight the battle
alone. Call Jones & Swanson today at 770-427-5498 to discuss next
steps and methods of being compensated for medical bills, lost wages, and more.