Habersham County News
A motor vehicle accident in Habersham County, Georgia Wednesday morning, November 20, 2019, left one person fatally injured.
As reported by 11Alive.com, “students from Habersham Central High School were involved in a crash on Camp Creek Road just before 8 a.m.”
According to the report, ” 17-year-old Carlos Christo Morales of Baldwin…was riding with his brother and cousin in a Ford F-150 pickup truck when a Jeep Cherokee crossed the center line and ran into them head-on.”
AJC.com is reporting, “[a]ll three [students] were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where the 17-year-old driver later died.”
According to the report, “[Carlos Chrito] Morales’ brother, Obertino Morales, and cousin, Jose Jimenez Castro, were treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.”
The driver of the other vehicle “faces charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, DUI and three traffic citations, GSP said. She was also taken to the same hospital with serious injuries,” according to the media reports.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, the family of Carlos Christo Morales may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for their injuries. The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of Carlos Christo Morales and any injured victims should retain a law firm without delay to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. 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 this evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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