Duluth, Georgia (April 22, 2023) - According to Gwinnett County Police, two people were killed in a crash on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on Friday afternoon.
Around 3 p.m., the crash occurred in front of the Suwanee Creek Pump Station, which is located at 1758 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., just north of Suwanee Creek.
Police have not released many details about the crash, but dash cam video appears to show a white extended cab pickup truck trying to pull into the emergency lane as a gray coupe approaches. Unfortunately, the coupe also decided in a split second to try to avoid the collision by swerving into the emergency lane.
The pickup truck collided with the coupe's driver's side before rolling over and landing upright. The coupe spun to the side of the road. Both vehicles were severely damaged.
It was unclear whether the two people killed in the crash were both drivers or if the crash involved more than two people.
For about three hours, traffic was diverted off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard at Sugarloaf Parkway while crews worked to clear the accident.
The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
Automobile accidents that result in fatalities are tragic events that can have far-reaching repercussions not only for the people involved in the accident but also for their families and the communities in which they lived. An accident that results in death can be emotionally and financially devastating.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while distracted, driving at excessively high speeds, and driving recklessly are all behaviors that put people at risk of being involved in fatal vehicle accidents. When traffic laws are obeyed, adequate attention is paid to the road, and responsible driving is practiced, these kinds of collisions can typically be avoided.
When a person is killed in an accident caused by another driver's negligence, the surviving family has the legal right to sue the negligent driver for wrongful death. 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 make up for the loss of a loved one, the system is in place to help the family recover 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 talk to an experienced Duluth Wrongful Death Lawyer about what happened. This will help you determine whether you have a legal right to file a compensation claim.
It can be extremely difficult to handle a wrongful death claim or negotiate with an insurance company on your own. If you do not have a lawyer on your side, the insurance company will either try to settle the case for the smallest amount possible or simply refuse to pay anything at all.
When you hire an attorney to represent you in your claim, they will ensure that you are compensated for the following:
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you should speak with a Wrongful Death Lawyer right away. These lawyers have the knowledge and resources to assist you in understanding your legal options and pursuing a compensation claim.
The Mabra Firm has a team of highly qualified Fatal Car Accident Attorneys who can assist you if a loved one was killed in an accident. Call 404-344-5255 now to schedule a free consultation.
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.