Albany, GA (February 22, 2023) – At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, February 21, a woman was killed in a fatal car accident on a highway in Albany.
According to Dougherty County officials, the accident happened on the Liberty Expressway. Police confirmed that several vehicles were traveling in an unknown stretch of the highway when they collided with each other in a chain-reaction collision due to reasons that are not entirely known. The involved vehicles were badly damaged in the collision.
Albany responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene. One of the drivers involved in the accident, identified as 60-year-old Teresa Jones, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. A total of three other victims, who have not yet been formally identified, were rushed to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Their conditions are not yet known.
A large portion of the highway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. Police worked to clear the scene so that traffic could return to normal.
No further details have been released, but the investigation continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost her life as a result of this collision.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Though many car accidents that happen in Georgia lead to injuries, others are incredibly catastrophic and take the lives of those involved. Each month, hundreds of individuals are killed in fatal Georgia car accidents due to the recklessness of others. In just 2020 alone, over 1,588 fatal car accidents took place in the state, leading to fatalities of over 1,730 victims. Fatal car accidents happen due to a wide array of reasons, which include the following:
- Driver distractions
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued driving
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Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal accident. As grief overcomes your life, you may wonder how you are ever going to afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. A fatal accident can leave you in a difficult position both emotionally and financially. This is why you should always have help from a skilled Atlanta wrongful death attorney on your side.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in Georgia car accidents. Holding one or more parties liable for the loss of your loved one can help you move forward during one of the most difficult times in your life. You are owed compensation for a wide array of aspects that can help you get back on your feet. These include damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you.
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