Albany, GA (December 23, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal car accident that took place in Albany and one person was arrested as a result on Wednesday morning, December 21.
According to Albany Police Department officials, the accident happened in the early morning hours on Oglethorpe Boulevard. Police confirmed that 31-year-old Jamil Wright was traveling in the area when a man identified as 31-year-old Lee Waters started to engage in a street race. When Waters slammed into Wright’s vehicle, he fled the scene of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately called to the scene to help those in need. Due to traumatic injuries Wright was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Walters was hospitalized with unknown injuries.
Police have since caught Walters and charged him for his role in the accident. He was charged with homicide by vehicle, fleeing the scene of an accident, and racing.
The roadway was blocked for some time following the collision until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Every day, serious car accidents take place throughout the state of Georgia due to the negligence of others. Though many accidents lead to serious injuries, others take the lives of those involved. Hundreds of individuals are killed in fatal car accidents every single year. In one recent year’s time, approximately 1,730 people were killed in 1,588 car accidents in Georgia. The truth is, most of these accidents can be prevented due to the negligence of others. If you have lost someone you love in an accident, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
In the aftermath of a collision, you may wonder where you can turn. This is especially true if you and your family have prematurely lost a loved one in an accident. These immense losses can affect every aspect of your life when you least expect it. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay any bills that pile up against you. On top of this, you may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. It is imperative that you speak with an Albany wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after you have lost somebody you love.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident. You may be facing unexpected expenses that you never thought you could be left with in such desperate times. Our attorneys can help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Albany at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do to help you during these difficult times.
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