Posted on Oct 08, 2012

A tragic auto accident in Atlanta occurred late Sunday evening on September 16, 2012, claiming the life of one man.  According to authorities, the fatal car crash took place on Interstate 285 in Atlanta. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the wreck occurred around 10:00 p.m. near Bolton Road. According to reports, a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria was traveling southbound on I-285 when it started skidding out of control and slid off the interstate. The car hit the guardrail with the driver’s-side rear door. Unfortunately, the guardrail pierced the passenger area of the vehicle – killing the Cobb County male passenger.

According to the driver of the Ford, he told police that he had to swerve to avoid hitting a car in front of him, which is why his car went out of control. Atlanta police spokesman Curtis Davenport reported that the driver also told investigators that it had just started raining when this series of events occurred. 

The front seat passenger was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office as 31-year-old Jeffery Warford Jr., of Smyrna.  

The driver of the Crown Victoria was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with injuries but in stable condition. His name has not been released, but investigators did say charges are expected to be filed against him. Another passenger was also in the vehicle and injured and transported to the same hospital for medical treatment. That passenger’s identity has not been released at this time.

Our Atlanta auto accident attorneys at Shane Smith Law extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jeffery Warford Jr., and we wish the others injured a complete recovery.

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