A head-on motor vehicle accident in Waycross, Georgia tragically resulted in the loss of two people Saturday night, March 23, 2019. According to WJHnews.com, “George W. White III, 49…[was] killed in a crash on the Telmore-Dixie Union Road.” According to the news report, “[i]n the 10:18 p.m. accident on Telmore-Dixie Union Road…a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, was eastbound when [the] truck ran off the roadway on the westbound side.” The vehicle re-entered the road way and “collided head-on with a 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by [George] White as he was westbound on the roadway.” The news report indicates “both drivers were killed on impact.” Allegedly, according to the WJHnews.com article, “prior to the accident, investigators determined that [the Silverado driver] was texting on her cell phone.”
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and if the operator of the Silverado is deemed at fault in causing the accident, George White’s family 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. White’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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The Murray Law Firm encourages vehicle operators in Georgia to be aware of the perils of distracted driving. According to a 2015 report as summarized by EndDD.org:
- 10% of fatal crashes and 15% of injury crashes in the calendar year were distraction-affected. NHTSA.
- Distracted driving crashes are under-reported and the NSC estimates that cell phone use alone accounted for 27% of yearly car crashes. NSC.
- In the calendar year, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 injured in crashes involving distracted drivers. NHTSA.
- The fatal crash rate for teens is 3 times greater than for drivers age 20 and over. (IIHS).
- Driver distraction is responsible for more than 58% of teen crashes. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
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