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Fatal Auto Accident after Driver Attempts to Evade Police

A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died and many more were injured in 2012 auto accidents from January through September. Being prepared before an accident can enable a victim to obtain all the necessary information that will be helpful to their case.

 

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.

 

Two people were killed in a recent early morning head-on collision in Cobb County that was caused when one of the drivers attempted to evade police. The driver fled from a routine traffic stop by traveling in the wrong direction in traffic. The driver collided with another vehicle, killing both of them instantly.

 

The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) section 40-6-395 states that it is "unlawful for any driver of a vehicle willfully to fail or refuse to bring his or her vehicle to a stop or otherwise to flee or attempt to elude a pursuing police vehicle or police officer when given a visual or an audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop. The signal given by the police officer may be by hand, voice, emergency light, or siren." Violation of this regulation is considered "a high and aggravated misdemeanor."

 

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton Couty auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia