An attempt by one driver to provide assistance to another following a wreck preceded multiple vehicle collisions and the death of an 81-year-old woman. The auto pedestrian accident followed a Jeep losing control in the wet driving conditions on I-20. After the Jeep hit a guardrail and came to a stop, another driver stopped in an effort to help the Jeep’s driver. A Hyundai then hit the pedestrian who was later treated for minor injuries.
The driver of a 2005 Ford Expedition attempted to evade the accident and, by doing so, hit a Nissan on the other side of the interstate. A Buick left the roadway trying to evade this accident. The Georgia State Patrol investigation closed I-20 at the Douglas county line for approximately two hours.
The elderly woman who died in the accident was a passenger of the Expedition. Besides the pedestrian, two drivers were treated for minor injuries at Tanner Medical Center. Another passenger was treated for minor injuries at Douglas Wellstar. The Georgia Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team continued to investigate the cause of the accident, and no charges have been filed against the drivers. A preliminary statement by a spokesman for the GSP cited wet driving conditions as a cause.
Accidents involving multiple vehicles may make it difficult for police to assign fault, and sometimes, even a fatal car accident truly is just an accident. However, a car wreck can leave those involved with injuries, property damage and the pain and suffering of having lost a loved one. An attorney may be able to help the victims of such accidents recover from their losses regardless of fault or criminal charges.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel, “Fatal wreck claims life of Forest Park resident,” Colton Campbell, April 29, 2013