Athens, GA (March 2, 2023) – A woman was killed in a fatal head-on collision that took place on an Athens highway on Wednesday morning, March 1.
According to Athens-Clarke Police officials, the accident happened at 5:25 a.m. on the Athens Perimeter near the area of South Milledge Avenue. Police confirmed that 81-year-old Lizzie Rouhlac was driving her Volkswagen Jetta when she was suddenly involved in a head-on collision with a Mercedes Benz being operated by a 60-year-old male due to reasons that are not entirely known. Both vehicles sustained immense damage due to the accident.
Several Athens responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Rouhlac was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The 60-year-old male, however, sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital. He is expected to recover from these injuries.
Due to the severity of the crash, a large portion of the road was blocked near the intersection. Police worked to quickly clear the scene.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this horrific accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Hundreds of people are killed in fatal car accidents every year in the state of Georgia. Though we never expect to lose someone close to us in a collision, this is a reality that we face far too often within the state each year. In 2020, it was reported that 1,588 fatal car accidents took place, leading to the fatalities of over 1,730 victims. Though a fatal collision can take on many forms, head-on collisions are known for being some of the most catastrophic. In just one recent year, about 10% of head-on collisions led to fatalities. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many different ways. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. It is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one. However, it can help you move forward on many financial levels. It is normal to be left with a wide array of questions after you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident. Speaking with an Athens wrongful death attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we will stand by your side after you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. We know how important it is for you and your family to get back on your feet after you have suddenly lost someone you love in a fatal collision. We will help you obtain compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
You should never have to face a wrongful death claim on your own, which is why we are here to help. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Athens at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have moving forward.
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