One person died following a single-vehicle accident on Hamlin Road in Bibb County. The accident occurred on Thursday, June 10th. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the driver went off the roadway.
According to the sheriff’s office, the traffic collision happened at about 7:49 p.m. in the 3200 block of Hamlin Road. The investigators got a report that a Dodge Ram truck operated by 50-year-old Bobby Hugh Mullis of Lizella was southbound on Hamlin Road when it went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Mullis suffered extensive injuries in the accident on Hamlin Road, and medics transported him to the Atrium Health Navicent for treatment. Medical personnel pronounced the man dead at 9:13 p.m, stating the injuries sustained in the accident as the cause of death. The sheriff’s office said no one else was involved in the occurrence.
The Bibb County Coroner’s Office personnel informed the next-of-kin. The traffic accident remains under investigation. Anyone with relevant information on the crash should contact the sheriff’s office.
Single-vehicle accidents are quite common and occur for several reasons. A solo car crash can occur due to bad roads, adverse weather, animal sightings, impairment, or distractions. A driver who survives a car accident will pay for their injuries using their auto car insurance coverage.
However, things are different when the accident involves other vehicles. Here, the Georgia fault system comes into play. The fault rule states that the at-fault driver will pay compensation to the victim for the injuries suffered and other property damages.
The two come under economic damages, but the victim can also get non-economic damages for injuries like emotional distress and loss of enjoyment. Find out more about car accident compensation from our experienced Georgia auto accident lawyers.