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Mother and Child Killed after Drowsy Driver Crosses Four Lanes and Crashes into Car


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9/9/2015
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In 2009, approximately 30,000 people were involved in car crashes due to drowsy driving and 730 died, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA estimates that about 16 percent of all vehicular fatalities and approximately 13 percent of accidents requiring hospitalization involve drowsy drivers.

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

A 28-year-old mother and her 3-year-old child were killed and a 1-year-old was seriously injured after a 34-year-old driver crossed four lanes and struck their car. The mother was waiting to turn right at a stop sign when the other car crossed four lanes and crashed directly into the driver's side of her car. The mother died at the scene and her children were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The 3-year-old died a day later.

The driver was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. Police reports indicated that driver fatigue was responsible for the accident.

If a death is caused by the negligence of another then the decedent's family may be entitled to legal relief through a wrongful death lawsuit. You should hire an experienced Clayton County wrongful death attorney if you will file a lawsuit on behalf of a family member who died due to another's negligence. If you or someone you know has been hurt in a car crash, call a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith for a free legal consultation.



Category: Distracted Driving

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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