A motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles tragically claimed the life an unborn child and injured multiple others Sunday evening, March 25, 2019.
According to 11Alive.com, “[a] white Nissan Titan headed southbound on Winder Highway crossed the double yellow lines and hit the side of the grey Nissan Sentra…the driver of the Titan continued southbound in the northbound lanes and hit a blue Toyota 4Runner head-on.” AJC.com is reporting that “[Christina] Barnum, 22,…was driving a blue Toyota 4Runner…[while] Joseph Barnum, 23, and Jason Barnum, 2, were in the car with her.” The news story reports that “[a]ll of the passengers in the 4Runner were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.” Sadly, “[i]nvestigators determined that [the] Barnum’s unborn child died as a result of the crash.” According to 11Alive.com, “[a]uthorities said they believe the man driving the Nissan Titan was possibly driving under the influence of alcohol…[and] criminal charges are likely following the conclusion of this investigation.”
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and if the operator of the Nissan Titan is deemed to be at fault in causing the accident, the Barnum family may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their loss and 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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