In a perfect world, car accidents would not be an issue about which individuals would have to worry. Unfortunately, it is not a perfect world, and accidents happen on a daily basis. Parties can be killed in a fatal car crash that takes place when they least expect it. In some situations, a victim may not even be on a roadway when an accident occurs.
An accident in Georgia recently led to the death of one individual. It was reported that a driver lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and collided with a car wash. An individual inside the car wash was hit by the vehicle. The driver of the car did not remain on the scene of the accident, but he was apprehended the next day at an apartment near the accident site.
The man who was hit by the vehicle was taken from the scene of the crash to an area hospital due to injuries. Sadly, he did not survive those injuries. The driver of the car was taken into custody and is currently facing a felony charge for a hit and run and a charge for first-degree vehicular homicide.
A fatal car crash can be difficult for the family of a victim to handle. If the driver of the car is convicted of the criminal charges, there could be an increased chance of success for a wrongful death claim. If the family of the Georgia victim chooses to file such a claim, they could pursue compensation for their loss and other damages.
Source: reporternewspapers.net, “Sandy Springs police charge driver in car wash accident that killed a man“, Ellen Eldridge, Feb. 14, 2015