A 20-year-old man and a 7-month-old baby died as a result of a street racing accident in Georgia. Three other people were injured in the incident. The 20-year-old man was driving a Honda Accord and lost control of his vehicle, striking a pickup truck.
A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol reported that a Honda Accord and another vehicle were street racing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale County when the driver of the Honda Accord lost control of his vehicle. The Honda reportedly hit a guardrail before it traveled across the westbound lanes and struck a pickup truck. The driver of the Honda Accord, who suffered from broken bones and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, is the father of the baby that died in the car accident. The 34-year-old man who was driving the pickup truck as well as his 48-year-old passenger were injured in the collision.
Another crash occurred in response to the street race crash. One vehicle slowed down for the first crash and was rear-ended by another vehicle.
The people in the pickup truck who were injured could choose to file personal injury lawsuits. Their lawsuits could be based on the claim that their injuries would not have occurred had it not been for the negligence of the driver of the Honda Accord who lost control of his vehicle while street racing. Personal injury lawsuits are usually settled outside of court through negotiations and may allow claimants to seek reimbursement for their hospital bills, other medical expenses, vehicle damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Personal injury lawyers may be able to assist people in preparing their claims as well as help them negotiate a settlement with the defendants.
Source: CBS Atlanta, “Man, 20, 7-month-old dead in I-20 street racing crash,” Mandi Milligan and Jennifer Banks, May 10, 2013