When individuals get distracted while driving, they may not be able to take the proper actions. Even a momentary distraction could cause a driver to fail to stop at a stop sign or traffic light, overlook another vehicle or become involved in other equally dangerous factors that could lead to a serious accident. It was recently reported that a fatal crash took place in Georgia due to an inattentive truck driver.
Reportedly, a 54-year-old man was driving a semi-truck when he failed to stop at a red light. As a result, he traveled into an intersection and crashed into another vehicle. The second vehicle had two occupants at the time, an 81-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman. The truck driver said that he had become distracted because he was attempting to take off a headset.
The crash caused both individuals in the car to suffer fatal injuries. It was not mentioned whether they died at the scene or if they had been taken to the hospital. It was also not reported whether the truck driver suffered any injuries. Reports did indicate that charges were pending against the truck driver.
In the wake of this fatal Georgia crash, the families of the victims may wish to consider their legal options. By filing wrongful death claims against the seemingly inattentive truck driver and his employer, they may be able to work toward gaining compensation for their losses and other damages stemming from the tragedy. Information on such claims and civil legal proceedings may prove valuable to interested parties.
Source: wctv.tv, “2 Killed in Thomas County Accident Sunday”, Nov. 30, 2015