Thomaston Community Mourns Loss of Ralph William Moore, Jr., Killed in Hwy 36 Car Accident; Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide
Thomaston resident, Ralph William Moore, Jr., was killed in an early morning car accident on Highway 36 Monday. As the driver who hit Mr. Moore faces vehicular homicide charges, investigators are questioning whether distraction or impairment may have been factors in the fatal crash.
According to Georgia State Patrol, Mr. Moore was traveling Eastbound on Hwy. 36 around 6:48am Monday when Tracey Jones attempted to pull out of a private driveway onto Barnesville Highway. Ms. Jones, apparently failing to yield, struck Mr. Moore's vehicle in the right rear side with enough force to send his truck out of control, down an embankment and into a utility pole and tree.
Mr. Moore was rushed to Upson Regional Medical Center, where he later succumbed to injuries. Ms. Jones has been charged with vehicular homicide and failure to yield the right-of-way.
Attorneys at The Murray Law Firm are investigating why Ms. Jones failed to yield and whether distraction or impairment were possible factors in the crash. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia recently reported, "new national data is showing driver inattention is a key cause in most crashes and near-crashes."
As it appears Ms. Jones was criminally at fault in this accident, the family of Mr. Moore may elect to hold her civilly liable in his wrongful death. Though financial recovery is of little importance to a grieving family, it is crucial that Mr. Moore's family retain an experienced law firm without delay to ensure all evidence relating to the accident is preserved and their best interests are protected. Although victims and families are rightfully entitled to insurance policy maximums, all too often insurance companies are more concerned with limiting their own financial exposure than providing victims and families what they rightfully deserve. The Murray Law Firm fights tirelessly to protect the rights of victims and families of tragic accidents, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise to the Moore family, if needed.
Anyone seeking further information on this accident is encouraged to contact us toll free at 888-842-1616.