Cobb County, Georgia (April 18, 2023) - Tuesday morning, two people were killed in a collision that shut down most of Interstate 75 in Cobb County.
The collision occurred around 5:15 a.m. on I-75's northbound lanes near Delk Road.
According to the Marietta Police Department, a 21-year-old Marietta woman was driving a 2015 Honda Civic when she got a flat tire and came to a stop in the far-left lane.
A 2016 Toyota Rav 4 driven by a 59-year-old Jonesboro man collided with the Honda and spun out of control.
Both drivers exited their vehicles and were struck by a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 72-year-old man from Wolcottville, Indiana.
Both drivers who were struck by the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. The 79-year-old man and his passenger were taken to WellStar Kenneston with minor injuries.
Although five vehicles were initially reported to be involved, the fourth and fifth vehicles only sustained minor damage while driving through the debris field.
As crews worked at the scene, the crash shut down multiple northbound lanes on the interstate. Since then, the interstate has been reopened.
More information about the crash will be released as the investigation continues, according to officials.
Deaths in motor vehicle accidents are tragic events that can have far-reaching consequences not only for the individuals involved but also for their families and communities. A fatal accident can be devastating emotionally and financially.
Intoxicated driving, distracted driving, excessive speeding, and reckless behavior are all risk factors for fatal vehicle accidents. These types of collisions are usually avoidable if traffic laws are followed, proper attention to the road is paid, and responsible driving is practiced.
When a person dies in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, the surviving family has the legal right to sue the negligent driver for wrongful death. In order to seek justice, the deceased's family will be able to seek monetary compensation for the loss of their loved one.
Although no amount of money can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, the system exists to assist the family in recovering financially from the tragic accident and to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
If someone you care about dies as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident, the first thing you should do is discuss what happened with an experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer. This will assist you in determining whether you are legally entitled to file a compensation claim.
Handling a wrongful death claim or negotiating with an insurance company on your own can be extremely difficult. If you do not have a lawyer on your side, the insurance company will either try to settle the case for the lowest possible amount or simply refuse to pay anything.
When you hire an attorney to help with your claim, they will make certain that you are compensated for the following:
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you should contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer as soon as possible. These attorneys have the experience and resources to help you understand your legal options and pursue a compensation claim.
If a loved one was killed in a car accident, The Mabra Firm has a team of highly qualified Fatal Car Accident Attorneys who can help. To schedule a free consultation, call 404-344-5255 today.
Note: This post was created with the help of outside sources, such as news articles and first-hand accounts. Because the details of this accident have not been independently verified, please notify us immediately if you discover any false information. We will update the post to reflect the correct information.
Disclaimer: At The Mabra Law Firm, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality and safety of our state, and we have been saddened by the outcomes of numerous accidents. We hope that by informing those in our community about these accidents, they will work to prevent other serious accidents in the future. These posts are not intended to be solicitations for business. The information contained within should never be interpreted as medical or legal advice. We wish everyone involved in these accidents a fast recovery.