The many wrong-way drivers on Georgia roads have resulted in one too many head-on collisions in which people have been killed. This is all the more tragic because these collisions are preventable. If the wrong-way drivers would have not driven impaired, distracted, or drowsy, the deadly crashes probably would never have occurred. Unfortunately, innocent motorists are killed when drivers travel in the wrong direction on our roads.
Recently, on March 12, 2013, a wrong-way crash in Forsyth County, Georgia left two people dead. According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s officials, a driver traveling east on Highway 53 crossed over the center line and hit a westbound car head-on. Although both drivers were wearing their seat belts, they both died upon impact from their injuries sustained.
Typically, when wrong-way traffic accidents in Georgia occur, they are caused from drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, this accident was an exception. In this case, police do not suspect that alcohol or drugs were factors in the fatal collision. Other factors that may have contributed to the wrong-way crash include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Using the navigation system or radio
- Not looking at the road
- Poor visibility
- Vehicle and tire defects
If your loved one was killed in a wrong-way crash, you may have a wrongful death claim in Georgia. To find out more about wrongful death cases, your rights, and to get your questions answered, please call Peachtree wrongful death lawyer Shane Smith for a free legal evaluation today at (770) 487-8999.