James Wheeler, Douglas Duff Jr., Killed in Possible Street Race on Floyd Road; Justice Available to Families?

James Wheeler, Douglas Duff Jr., Innocent Victims Killed in Possible Street Race.

James Wheeler, Douglas Duff Jr., Innocent Victims Killed in Possible Street Race.

Cobb County News

A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles tragically claimed the life of two fathers Sunday, April 7, 2019.

According to CobbCountyCourier.com, “the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating a fatal accident that resulted in two deaths on Floyd Road Sunday.” The news story reports, “at 4:44 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, a 2010 Toyota driven by Wheeler was headed west on Bates Road approaching Floyd Road. Wheeler turned left onto Floyd Road into the path of a northbound 2006 Infiniti…[t]he two vehicles then collided.”  According to the news report, “James Wheeler, 31, of Acworth, and Douglas Duff, Jr, of Mableton were declared dead at Wellstar Cobb Hospital on Sunday afternoon.”  WSBtv.com is reporting that ” it’s under investigation if the [Infinity] was in a street race with another car” and investigators are “working to get a description of the second car involved in the possible street racing.”

The collision is still under investigation according to media reports.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the families of James Wheeler and Douglas Duff Jr. may elect to seek justice and pursue 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 the families of James Wheeler and Douglas Duff Jr. 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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