A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles in Douglasville, Georgia Thursday, April 2, 2020, caused the loss of one driver and injured a toddler.
As reported by AJC.com, “[t]he crash took place about 5 p.m. on Riverside Parkway near Roberts Road. The incident killed Katelyn Keith, 22, of Lithia Springs, whose young child was in the backseat of her vehicle during the wreck. The child, 1-year-old Zion Keith, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”
According to the report, “[a driver] is accused of using his cellphone during the wreck and crossing the center line and turn lane, crashing head-on into [Katelyn] Keith’s car.”
Patch.com is reporting, the driver was charged with “felony vehicular homicide, reckless driving, failure to use due care and failure to maintain lane in the accident.”
According to the media reports, a GoFundMe page has been set up for the toddler.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, the family of Katelyn Keith and Zion Keith may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for their loss. The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of Katelyn Keith and Zion Keith should retain a law firm without delay to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. 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 this evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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