A motor vehicle accident involving an Uber vehicle and a semi trailer caused the death of a passenger Thursday night, March 21, 2019. According to CBS46.com, “[t]he crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday at the intersection of Perry Boulevard and Johnson Drive.” AJC.com is reporting, ” [a]ccording to police, a sedan was traveling west on Perry Boulevard and ran a red light at the intersection. A semi-truck going south on Johnson Road slammed into the car’s passenger side.” A passenger in the sedan died as a result of the collision, the driver of the sedan was transported to the hospital with injuries according to the news report.
Media reports indicate the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the victim’s family may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their injuries. Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victim’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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According to iihs.org, Red light runners cause hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year. In 2016, 811 people were killed in crashes that involved red light running. Over half of those killed were pedestrians, bicyclists and people in other vehicles who were hit by the red light runners. In 2015, an estimated 137,000 people were injured in red light running crashes.