21-year-old Latroya Williams and 22-year-old Altovise Christina Thomas were reportedly injured in a motor scooter accident Friday evening, February 20, 2015.
According to Connect Savannah, Ms. Williams and Ms. Thomas were traveling a motorized scooter northbound on Ogeechee Road when a Chrysler Town & Country minivan struck them from behind. The minivan was reportedly changing lanes behind the scooter when the crash occurred, shortly before 10:30pm Friday.
Both victims were transported to Memorial University Medical Center with apparently non-life threatening injuries. Their conditions have not been released.
Our Legal Take
As police continue to investigate, The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether distraction, speed or impairment may have been factors in the crash.
Why did the minivan driver fail to notice, swerve or slow for the oncoming scooter? Do cellphone records and traffic surveillance footage indicate whether the minivan driver was engaged in texting or other distractions at the time of the accident?
Was a blood test performed at the scene, immediately following the crash and, if so, do results indicate whether the driver was operating under the influence of alcohol, medication or drugs?
The speed limit on Ogeechee Road is 45mph. How fast was the minivan traveling at the time of the accident?
As the details of this investigation continue to emerge, and should the minivan driver be found at fault, Ms. Williams and Ms. Thomas may elect to pursue legal action against the minivan driver’s insurance carrier for their injuries. Claims of this magnitude would send a much-needed message to all local drivers on the need to stay alert and share our roadways with scooters, bicycles and motorcycles.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure than providing victims with the long-term medical care and compensation they deserve. As such, both Ms. Williams and Ms. Thomas should retain an experienced personal injury firm immediately to ensure all evidence, such as cellphone records and traffic surveillance footage, is preserved and their best interests are protected.
The Murray Law Firm works tirelessly to protect victims of motor vehicle accidents such as this one and we offer our legal assistance, if needed. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 912.385.9690. Consultations are free and confidential.