Another wrong-way driver caused a serious Georgia auto accident on Friday, August 24, 2012, that seriously injured several people. According to Gwinnett County police, this most recent wrong-way accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Ga. 316 at Winder Highway near Dacula in Gwinnett County.
Police have indicated that the wrong-way driver crashed head-on into another car and is responsible for injuring a total of six people, including one child and two people who are in critical condition. The wrong-way driver is allegedly facing DUI charges.
The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. and resulted in the closure of all traffic lanes in both directions. The Georgia DUI victims in the vehicle that was hit were trapped and had to be extricated. The adults injured in the wreck were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville, and the 12-year-old child was transported to Children’s Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston for medical treatment. Police have not released the names of anyone involved in this collision.
Sadly, this wreck was the second wrong-way accident to occur within 24 hours and the third that took place on a metro Atlanta highway in less than two weeks. The first occurred on August 15 on Ga. 400 and Lenox Road in Buckhead, and the second wrong-way crash took place on Ga. 400 between Holcomb Bridge and Northridge roads in Sandy Springs.
Wrong-way accidents – especially those that involve head-on impacts – produce very serious injuries or death as a result.
Our Atlanta DUI victim lawyers at Shane Smith Law would like to offer our best wishes to all of the victims in this crash for complete recoveries.