Lumpkin County, GA (October 11, 2022) - A multi-vehicle accident that occurred on GA 400 early on the morning of October 10 is believed to have been caused by a driver who was traveling in the incorrect direction. The driver is also facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
On Monday around 4:20 a.m., a Dahlonega woman driving a 1998 Ford Explorer got on GA 400 driving north in the southbound lanes. Just south of the Burnt Stand Road intersection, the woman's car struck a Honda Civic coming in the opposite direction head-on. When the cars collided, both drivers were in the left, southbound lane.
Upon impact, the Explorer’s front right wheel separated from the vehicle and landed in the right lane. A third vehicle, a Toyota Camry, hit the tire, forcing the tire to bounce back into the left lane where a fourth car also traveling south struck it, causing a third crash. The Georgia State Patrol’s crash report says that these accidents happened just moments apart.
There were no serious injuries in any of the three crashes. The woman in the Ford Explorer and the driver of the Civic both had minor injuries.
The 67-year-old woman in the Ford Explorer was charged with DUI, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, failure to obey traffic control device, and reckless driving.
DUI Accidents in Georgia
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense in Georiga and holds with it several penalties.
For instance, first-time offenders could spend anywhere from 24 hours to a year in jail. There are fines imposed that range from $300 to $1,000. Additionally, your license could be suspended for up to a year. After a DUI conviction, the penalties get worse.
Drivers can undoubtedly be stopped, accused of DUI, and found guilty without doing any harm. Drinking and driving impair your ability to drive; your judgment is skewed, your vision deteriorates, your reaction time slows, and you frequently just behave carelessly.
Accidents involving drunk drivers can result from that kind of negligence. When this occurs, the driver may be held legally responsible for any injuries or damages they cause.
Every driver has a responsibility to drive safely. Any time a drunk driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they have breached this responsibility and duty.
If you were involved in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, don’t hesitate to contact a Personal Injury Attorney for legal help.
The Mabra Firm has a team of Car Accident Attorneys who have many years of experience representing drunk driving accident victims.
We work diligently to make sure you receive maximum compensation for all of your losses.
Contact us at 404-344-5255 to schedule a free consultation with one of our professional attorneys if you were hit by a drunk driver.
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.
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