When a driver crosses into the opposite lanes of travel, the situation can be a terrifying one. Individuals who are in the correct lane may see a vehicle coming toward them and be unable to move out of the way. In many cases, such circumstances can lead to a serious car collision, and death is unfortunately not an uncommon result.
It was allegedly reported that a Georgia accident took place due to such actions. The driver of a pickup truck failed to maintain the correct lane and crossed over the dividing line. As a result, the pickup truck crashed into a car that was traveling east. The driver was apparently the only occupant of the car, and there were four individuals in the pickup truck at the time of the accident.
The driver of the car suffered fatal injuries in the collision. That driver was reported as being a 24-year-old female. The driver of the pickup truck and the passengers in that vehicle were all transported from the scene to be treated for injuries. Details regarding the extent of their injuries was not given in the report. At the time, charges had not been filed, but authorities were continuing to investigate.
The family of the young woman killed in this Georgia car collision are undoubtedly shocked by the sudden loss of their loved one. Serious ramifications can stem from such an event, and it would not be unlikely for the family to experience emotional and financial hardships. If they feel it could be right for their situation, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver of the pickup truck in order to seek compensation for damages.
Source: jacksonville.com, “Alma woman, 24, killed in crash east of city“, Terry Dickson, Aug. 6, 2015