A traffic accident on State Route 365 near Mud Creek Road in Hill County killed two people. The accident happened on Sunday, May 23rd. According to the Georgia State Patrol, a driver involved in a high-speed chase might have caused the collision.
A news report revealed that a female eyewitness described the accident as the worst she has ever seen. The report stated that GSP troopers arrived at the accident scene before 3 p.m. Their preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a Honda Accord rear-ended a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
The impact caused the truck’s driver to lose control, and the vehicle spun onto the roadway’s median. It flipped over several times before resting. The state patrol said the driver and passenger in the Tacoma died at the crash site of the traffic accident on State Route 365.
The Accord then went on to hit another truck, but the driver survived. The investigators believe that the Accord driver was involved in a high-speed chase in another county just minutes before the collision. There is no conclusive report on the preceding at this time, and charges are pending against the motorist.
Traffic collisions are one of the leading causes of US citizens’ death. Most drivers will likely get into an accident once in their lifetime. While there are several causes of road accidents, negligence is the primary factor.
A negligent driver fails to exercise reasonable care when on the road, thereby breaching their duty of care to other motorists and road users. A negligent driver is liable to pay compensation to the victim of an accident. This compensation covers medical bills, lost wages, property damages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
Victims can file an insurance claim to get compensation. Find out more about car accident victims’ rights from our Georgia personal injury lawyers.