33-year-old Toni McChargue and 30-year-old Jeremy Blankenship have tragically succumbed to injuries sustained in a Columbus moped accident occurring Saturday afternoon, December 15, 2018. According to The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the couple’s “scooter…was smashed from behind by a Jeep Renegade…SUV in the Upatoi area on Macon Road just past the Jenkins Road intersection.”
Per WTVM 9 reports. Police are still investigating and have not yet determined whether the driver will face “vehicular homicide” charges.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and if the SUV driver is found to be at fault, the families of Ms. McChargue and Mr. Blankenship may elect to file civil claims in their wrongful deaths. Such claims will serve as a grave reminder to all Georgia drivers of the critical need to end distracted driving and to share our roadways with drivers of mopeds and motorcycles.
Based upon its experience and success handling motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the McChargue and Blankenship families should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the vehicles and roadways involved and a review of traffic surveillance footage will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of Georgia motor vehicle accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.
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