Atlanta, GA (March 20, 2023) – Around 2:53 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, March 19, one person was killed in a fatal car accident that took place on a major highway in Atlanta.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-75 around the area of Northside Drive. Police confirmed that a driver in a Kia Soul was traveling south when their vehicle rolled, causing it to fall into the northbound lanes of I-75. From there, the vehicle was struck by a driver in a Chrysler 300 that was traveling north. The driver of the Chrysler became trapped inside their vehicle.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Kia, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The driver of the Chrysler was trapped in their vehicle but is expected to be okay.
Due to the severity of the accident, all lanes of traffic were blocked in the area until police were able to clear the scene.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this collision.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout the state of Georgia. Though many car accidents lead to serious injuries, some take the lives of those involved. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 1,588 fatal car accidents took place in the state, leading to fatalities in over 1,730 individuals. Losing somebody you love in a fatal car accident can be a difficult thing to face. If you and your family wonder where to turn, it is important that you know that you have options.
Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident can be a devastating and traumatic time in your life. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will move forward. You should never have to deal with the stressful aftermath of a fatal collision on your own. It is normal to be left with a wide array of questions. There are several parties who could be successful in bringing a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
It is crucial that you speak with an Atlanta wrongful death lawyer that you can trust after a fatal car accident.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we know how important it is that you have the help you need to move forward after a fatal collision. We will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system in Georgia for the first time. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please contact a wrongful death attorney at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can help you.
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