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Wrong-Way Driver Killed after Striking Guardrail

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.

 

A driver was killed recently after traveling more than seven miles against traffic on multiple local highways. Witnesses called 911 reporting the vehicle traveling the wrong direction on I-85. Police attempted to divert the driver who evaded them before heading east in the westbound lanes of GA-316. The driver was killed when the vehicle struck two guardrails, causing the car to split in half.

 

According to Virginia Tech researchers, the number of automobile occupants who were fatally injured in guardrail collisions from 2000-2005 declined by 31 percent from 251 to 171 deaths. Although guardrails are intended to help keep drivers safe and fatalities have decreased, they can be dangerous if they are not properly maintained. Experts can investigate an accident scene to determine if guardrails were designed properly or if they contributed to an accident or injuries. It is the municipal authorities' responsibility to properly maintain the safety guardrails.

 

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

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia