Athens, GA (March 16, 2023) – One person lost their life in a head-on collision that took place at an Athens intersection on Wednesday night, March 15.
According to Athens-Clarke County Police, the accident happened at 9:27 p.m. at the intersection of Lexington Road and Oak Drive. Police confirmed that two vehicles were traveling in the area when one of the vehicles went into the other lane of traffic. The Malubu and Nissan Rogue collided head-on with one another.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene. Police confirmed that the driver of the Malibu, identified as 67-year-old Jesse Garner, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan, identified as a 23-year-old male, was injured in the accident. Four others inside the vehicle were also hospitalized with injuries.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for a period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident. We also hope that the injured victims are able to recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents have quickly become a leading cause of hospitalizations and fatalities within the state of Georgia. Though these accidents take on many forms, approximately 4% of car accidents are head-on collisions. Out of these accidents, approximately 10% of head-on crashes lead to fatalities each year. Georgia is no stranger to these accidents, which take place in the blink of an eye and lead to severe results. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Facing the aftermath of a car accident can be a difficult thing to do on your own. Many individuals who fall victim to these accidents will enlist the assistance of an Athens car accident attorney. An attorney will be able to help you with several important aspects of your case, such as the following:
- Gathering evidence in your claim
- Helping you to meet deadlines that are required of you
- Answering any legal questions in your accident
In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a car accident. Speaking with an Athens personal injury attorney is in your best interests.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here for you after you have been hurt in a Georgia car accident. Having the strongest evidence possible in your claim can help you build a case against an at-fault party or several parties who are at fault for your collision. Our attorneys are here to help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects. You should never have to worry about how you will move forward after a collision. Please contact a car accident attorney in Athens at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can assist you.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post if requested.
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