Hall County News
A motor vehicle accident involving a single car tragically claimed the life of a young woman and injured multiple others early Sunday morning, March 31, 2019.
According to 11Alive.com, “[the driver] was speeding on Thompson Bridge Road around 3:30 a.m. when he lost control of his Mazda 3 near Fairmont Street and left the roadway…the Mazda hit several trees before flipping into another tree one final time.” Gainesvilletimes.com is reporting, “Erika Marie Torres Rivera, 23, was fatally injured…[f]ellow passengers Kevin Lequerique Caban, 29, and Keishym Colon, 18, both of Gainesville, had minor injuries.” The news story reports that the driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital and “was charged with DUI, first-degree vehicular homicide and failure to maintain lane.”
Other charges are pending according to the media reports.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, any injured occupants may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their injuries. In addition, the family of Erika Marie Torres Rivera may elect to seek justice and file a 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 the family of Erika Marie Torres Rivera and any other injured 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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