A collision in the southwest Georgia area of Baker County took the life of a 54-year-old man when he crossed the center line on a curve and hit another vehicle driven by a 32-year-old woman. The car accident took place just over the Dougherty County line on Tarva Road.
The victim was driving a Mini Cooper and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was taken to the hospital with a broken neck. She is said to be in serious condition. Officials are unsure what caused the man to veer into the oncoming lane, but stated that skid marks left at the scene indicate the woman attempted to evade the collision.
Head-on collisions are some of the most deadly of all crashes and can easily result in fatalities and serious injuries. Often, a driver faced with an oncoming car will attempt evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision by veering into another lane. In some cases, the other driver will also swerve, resulting in a crash.
Victims of a head-on collision may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, and the families of those killed in these crashes may be able to file a wrongful death claim, depending on the circumstances. Investigators must determine the cause of the accident before any claim of negligence can be made. A motor vehicle attorney may be able to help the victims of these crashes by reviewing the accident reports and assisting them in filing a claim for payment of medical bills, expenses and pain and suffering against the at-fault driver.
Source: Fox 31 My Southwest Georgia, “Fatal wreck between Baker and Dougherty County,” Courtney Highfield, Apr. 29, 2013