Drivers traveling at excessive speeds may not be able to keep a vehicle under control as well as if they were traveling the speed limit. As a result, there is a higher risk that a speeding vehicle will be involved in a car accident. In some instances, that vehicle may be the only one involved in a crash, but it is also likely that another vehicle could be hit and innocent individuals could be the victims of a fatal accident.
Excessive speed is being considered a factor in a recent accident in Georgia. Reports state that witnesses saw a vehicle traveling at speeds that exceeded 100 mph and driving erratically. The driver of the speeding vehicle crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a vehicle traveling the opposite direction.
The collision was so intense that pieces of each vehicle were strewn across the accident site. Witnesses also stated that the impact sounded like an explosion. Both drivers involved in the accident were killed on impact. It was not mentioned whether alcohol or other similar factors may have played a role in the fatal event.
Violent accidents such as this Georgia incident can be difficult for families to understand. The sudden loss of a loved one due to the actions of another person can lead to much confusion and uncertainty. Sadly, decisions must still be made during this time, and funeral arrangements can be difficult to think about as well as lead to financial struggles. As a result, the victim’s family members may also wish to look into options for seeking compensation for damages resulting from the fatal accident.
Source: wsbtv.com, “2 dead in Gwinnett County head-on collision”, March 16, 2015