Gwinnett County News
A motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles tragically resulted in the death of a young man early Saturday morning, May 11, 2019.
According to Patch.com, “Gwinnett County Police Department Accident Investigation Unit investigated the traffic fatality, which occurred around 6 a.m. on Interstate 85 NB, north of Pleasant Hill Rd., in unincorporated Duluth.” CBS46.com is reporting, “[a]ccording to police, a drunk driver rear-ended a disabled vehicle traveling on the right shoulder of the interstate. The accident then caused the driver of the disabled vehicle to be hit by a tractor-trailer which resulted in a fire.” According to Patch.com, the individual who was struck by the alleged DUI driver “has been identified as Clarke Najee, 24, of Lawrenceville.”
The alleged intoxicated driver was arrested and charged according to media reports.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the family of Najee Clarke may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their loss. Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Najee’s family 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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