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Hit-and-Run Driver Causes 17 Different Crashes

By Grant Law Office on February 4, 2013

A 69-year-old passenger was killed and a 51-year-old driver was injured when their Toyota Camry was struck by a gray, 2006 Ford Super Duty truck. According to a My Fox Atlanta news report, the fatal car accident occurred along Highway 78 in Snellville. Officials believe the 70-year-old driver of the truck was under the influence when he was involved in 17 different hit-and-run crashes including the fatal collision with the Camry.

The impact of that collision forced the Camry to be crushed by a stopped tractor-trailer. The suspected drunk driver went on to crash into the front of Johnboy’s Home Cooking Restaurant. The driver of the Camry was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and the passenger died at the scene. The driver responsible for the collision was charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, DUI and multiple counts of hit-and-run.

Under Georgia Vehicle Code Section 40-6-270: “Any person who, without malice aforethought, causes the death of another person…while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, commits the offense of homicide by vehicle in the first degree and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than three years nor more than 15 years.”

The family of someone killed by a drunk driver can pursue financial compensation for their tragic loss by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. Careless or reckless drivers can be held accountable for funeral expenses, lost future wages, medical costs, pain and suffering in addition to damages related to the intangible losses a grieving family has suffered. The value of a loved one’s life is more than just the bills associated with their death.

Our experienced Georgia car accident attorneys know how to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, please call our offices at 404-995-3955 to discuss your legal rights and options.

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