Rabun County Crash Involving Sheriff’s Deputy Injures Two

A traffic collision on US 441/GA 15 in Clayton, Rabun County, involving a sheriff’s deputy, left a couple injured. The Rabun County crash occurred on Monday evening, January 17th. Failure to yield appears to have caused the accident.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened around 6 p.m. The GSP said 70-year-old Robin Wayne Jousma of Ewen, Michigan, was trying to cross the highway from the Advance Auto Parts store when he pulled into the path of a northbound Rabun County Sheriff’s patrol pickup. Deputy Riley Owens of Tiger was in a 2011 Chevrolet truck.

Deputy Owens’ pickup truck struck Robin’s 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis on the passenger side. The collision injured the man and his wife, 61-year-old Patricia Ann Jousma, of Ewen. Rabun County EMS transported the two to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for treatment. 

GSP Post 7 Commander Donnie Sadler said Deputy Owens sustained minor wounds but did not go to a hospital. Robin faces a charge of failure to yield in relation to the Rabun County crash. 

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. These accidents are primarily due to driver errors. Common examples of driver errors include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, failure to yield, tailgating, running red lights, illegal lane change, etc.

A driver who engages in any of the preceding actions would be deemed the fault party in the accident. Under Georgia law, the fault driver compensates the crash victim for money spent treating their injuries, lost income, property damage, and emotional or psychological injuries. However, getting compensation from a fault party is not always straightforward and needs an attorney’s expertise. 

So were you injured in a traffic crash? Contact our Georgia car accident lawyers immediately. 

Source: https://nowhabersham.com/couple-injured-in-crash-with-rabun-county-deputy/

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