Sparta, GA (November 25, 2022) - An accident involving a single vehicle that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd, resulted in the death of a Hancock County teenager.
The Georgia State Patrol reported that a 16-year-old was driving a side-by-side vehicle when he lost control and overturned on Anna Poole Road.
The teen was thrown from the ATV and taken to Washington County Hospital by a family member.
He was then life-flighted to a hospital in Augusta due to the severity of his injuries.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident is still under investigation.
Accidents involving motor vehicles don't always involve multiple vehicles; on occasion, there may only be one involved.
When most people hear about accidents involving a single vehicle, their first thought is that the accident was caused by the driver's error. Although this may be the case most of the time, accidents involving a single vehicle can occasionally be caused by factors that are beyond the control of the driver.
There are instances when a motorist obeys all traffic laws and is injured in a single-vehicle accident through no fault of their own.
Some common examples include:
Manufacturer Error: A vehicle's design flaw can be directly responsible for a significant number of accidents, particularly those involving a single vehicle. Because not all flaws are immediately obvious, it may be several months or even years before the manufacturer of the vehicle or auto part realizes there is a problem.
Poor Road Maintenance: There are some accidents involving a single vehicle that are the direct result of poor road design or the neglect of regular road maintenance. Some examples of this include traffic lights that don't work properly, a lack of signage, faded lane markings, or a road surface that's in poor condition.
Other People on the Road: Even though an accident did not occur with another vehicle or person does not mean they aren't responsible for your crash. Maybe you swerved to avoid a person on the road, but you hit a tree instead. Or you were trying to get around a cyclist who was riding in the middle of the road, but you lost control and hit the guardrail. There could have been a reckless driver who ran you off the road. If any of these sound familiar, it means that someone else's carelessness caused your accident.
If you were involved in a single-vehicle accident and believe it was the result of someone else's negligent actions, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
Single-vehicle accidents can be quite complex to handle because, most of the time, the at-fault party is no longer at the accident scene when the police arrive, and many times single-vehicle accident victims lose their life.
When someone dies as a result of another person's negligence, the surviving family of the victim has the legal right to hire a Wrongful Death Attorney and file a claim for compensation on behalf of the deceased.
Whether you or someone you love was involved in a single-vehicle accident, it's important to get help from an attorney as soon as possible.
At The Mabra Firm, we have an experienced team of Car Accident Lawyers who will help determine whether or not you have a case.
If you were involved in a single-vehicle accident, call us today at (404) 344-5255 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.