Dacula, GA (November 19, 2021) – At 7:00 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, November 18, a car accident with injuries and at least one fatality occurred at an intersection in Dacula.
An Athens woman was killed in the wreck, which happened on Georgia Highway 316 in Barrow County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The fatal wreck occurred when the woman’s westbound Honda HRV crashed into a tractor-trailer rig that had pulled into the highway from Barber Creek Road in Statham. Troopers said the 26-year-old woman died at the scene. It’s unclear if any other person sustained injuries.
An initial investigation showed that the tractor-trailer driver pulled into the highway to travel eastbound and had stopped in a crossover. His trailer was blocking the westbound lanes and the Honda hit the side of the trailer, troopers added.
The truck driver, a 66-year-old man, is facing charges that include vehicular homicide.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased woman. Our thoughts are with any injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Auto Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout the state of Georgia. In just one hour’s time, it is estimated that approximately 70 car accidents took place due to the recklessness of others. Hundreds of thousands of people are hurt in car accidents due to the reckless acts of drivers. These accidents happen in many different areas but intersections are some of the most common. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 2.5 million intersection accidents took place due to negligent acts. These accidents happen due to many different reasons, including the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
From the moment you have been injured in an accident, it is up to you to show that another party is at fault for your accident. You should always have an attorney on your side after a car accident.
Being hurt in a car accident can turn your life upside-down in the blink of an eye. Because of this, you should have the dedicated help of a Dacula car accident attorney on your side following a collision. An attorney can help you with many aspects of your claim, from gathering evidence to meeting deadlines in your case. On top of this, they will be able to help you work with the insurance company for the first time. You should always speak with a Dacula personal injury attorney that you can trust.
Dacula Car Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you after a car accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident on both physical and financial levels. As you work on your physical recovery, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. We will help you work toward compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. If you have been injured in a car accident, you should never have to stand alone. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Dacula at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help 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.