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Avoiding a Rear-End Accident Caused a Fatal Head-on Crash in Atlanta

Posted on Jul 24, 2012

A southwest Atlanta auto accident occurred early on the evening of June 25, 2012. The Monday evening crash took place on Ralph D. Abernathy Boulevard, shortly after 5:00 p.m. Following this crash, a man was charged with vehicular homicide because Atlanta police indicated he caused the accident that killed a woman.

Sharion Thomas, 46-years-old, was traveling west-bound on Ralph D. Abernathy near West Ontario Avenue in her 1994 Honda Accord when an eastbound vehicle collided head-on into her car. She became entrapped in her car and waited for the Atlanta Fire Department to extricate her. She was taken by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital for medical treatment, but died from the injuries she sustained in the crash. Police indicated her time of death at 5:50 p.m.

William Vickers, 50-years-old, was driving east-bound on Ralph D. Abernathy in his 1996 GMC Suburban when he crashed into Thomas. Vickers told police that he thought he was going to rear-end another vehicle in front of him. To avoid rear-ending that vehicle, Vickers stomped on his brakes and swerved his vehicle to the left. As a result, he drove into oncoming traffic and hit Thomas’ Honda Accord head-on.

Atlanta police cited Mr. Vickers for failure to maintain lane and for homicide by vehicle. 

The Atlanta accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith are deeply saddened to hear of this deadly crash. We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sharion Thomas and wish them strength to get through this difficult time.

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