A 60-year-old woman was heading southbound on Ga. 400 near Pilgrim Mill Road when her vehicle struck the back of a truck. She lost control of the car and collided with a van that was going the same way. She did not survive her injuries.
According to a report by ajc.com, three passers-by stopped after they witnessed the crash. One of them was a construction worker who was on his way northbound. Another was an off-duty Dawsonville paramedic. They immediately went to the crash site to see if they could help.
The Good Samaritans saw that a paralyzed man was trapped in a van. The vehicle had smoke rising from its hood.
They attempted to open the passenger door, but it was jammed. The men darted to the driver’s side, grabbed the man, and pulled him out.
Only moments later, the vehicle was on fire.
Neither the paramedic nor the construction worker consider themselves heroes for this feat.
The construction worker said, “Anybody can be classified as a hero. I believe 90 percent of good people would [do the same].”
It is fortunate that the man was saved, but a life was still lost in this tragic accident. The Good Samaritans who saved a life are heroes, but the wreck that led to their heroic actions may have been avoidable. Questions arise as to how the wreck occurred. Was the driver of the truck responsible for this crash? Did dangerous road conditions cause the accident? Were any of the involved vehicles defective? These are potential factors that must be investigated so the liable party can be identified and victims can get compensation for recovery.
Georgia auto accidents have the potential to devastate and even take lives. If you or a loved one has suffered damages due to the negligence of another party, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. now. You can call us toll-free at (866) 249-5513.