Clayton, GA (January 18, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a serious car accident involving a deputy on a major roadway in Clayton on Monday, January 17.
Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed that the accident happened around 6 p.m. on US-441. A 70-year-old male driver was trying to cross over the roadway from Advance Auto when his vehicle collided with a pickup truck being operated by a patrol driver. The pickup truck struck the side of the Mercury on the passenger’s side, which caused extensive damages to the vehicle.
Local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those with injuries. The driver of the Mercury and his 61-year-old wife both sustained serious injuries and were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The deputy sustained minor injuries but is expected to be okay.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. The driver of the Mercury has since been charged with failing to yield.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents land hundreds of thousands of people in the hospital every year in Georgia. Though many of these accidents are minor fender-benders, others are incredibly severe and life-altering in nature. In one recent year’s time in Georgia, it was determined that approximately 116,000 people were hurt in car accidents due to reckless acts. These accidents happen due to a wide array of reasons such as distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you have sustained injuries in a collision that was caused by another party, you have a wide array of options available for you. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind after an accident.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a car accident on their own. If you have sustained injuries in a car accident, you should have the assistance of a Clayton car accident attorney on your side. This is especially true if you have sustained serious injuries in a collision, including the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
These injuries can affect your life in a variety of ways, making it impossible to pay the bills and return to work. If you have been hurt in a collision, you should have the help of a Clayton personal injury lawyer on your side.
Clayton Car Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC have diligently assisted those injured in serious car accidents throughout Georgia over the years. It is not uncommon for the insurance company to deny your claim for compensation, which can leave you in a difficult financial position. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial aspects and we will help you achieve the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Clayton at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can assist you.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.