A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles caused injuries to two individuals Wednesday evening, March 20, 2019.
According to OnlineAthens.com, “A 56-year-old Athens man was arrested Wednesday night following an alleged alcohol-related hit-and-run collision at an eastside intersection that injured two people.” The driver “drove his 2004 Cadillac CTS through a stop sign at Vine Street and Nellie B Avenue and T-boned a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser.” The occupants of the Chrysler “were extricated from the vehicle by police officers and firefighters…transported by ambulance to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center with injuries.” The news outlet reports that the Cadillac driver was found by police up the street from the accident and police described the suspect as having “the odor of an alcoholic beverage and urine coming from his person.” According to the OnlineAthens.com news story, the driver that ran the stop sign “was booked on felony charges of causing serious injury by a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injury or death, and misdemeanor charges of failure to obey a stop sign and obstruction of law enforcement.”
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and depending on who is deemed to be at fault in causing the accident, the victims may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their injuries. Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victims should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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