Atlanta, GA (February 21, 2023) – On Tuesday morning, February 21, one person was killed in a fatal car accident that took place on a highway in Atlanta.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened around 5:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-285 around the area of East Ponce de Leon Avenue. Police confirmed that multiple vehicles were traveling in the area when they collided with each other due to reasons that are not entirely known. The involved vehicles were badly damaged as a result of the crash.
Atlanta responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One person, who has not yet been identified, was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene. It is not known if anyone else was hurt as a result of the collision.
Two left lanes of traffic were blocked in the area of the accident for some time. Police were urged to take I-20 as an alternate route until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents have been increasing on our roads in Georgia over recent years, some of which are minor and others that are incredibly severe in nature. On top of those that cause serious injuries, others sometimes take the lives of those involved – forever changing the lives of families. In 2020, it was reported that approximately 1,730 people were killed in fatal Georgia car accidents and many others sustained injuries. Losing somebody you love in a fatal car accident can have a huge and lasting impact on your life. If you have sustained these immense losses, you and your family should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a fatal car accident can be a challenging thing for you to endure. We expect other drivers of passenger vehicles to watch out for our safety on our roads at all times; however, serious accidents still occur in the blink of an eye. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are ever going to pay the bills that pile up against you. It can be difficult to face a fatal collision entirely on your own. This is why you should speak with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind during these challenging times.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents over the years. There could be many burdens that come with losing a loved one in an accident. Any of your family members could be successful in bringing a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
If you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision, we are here to assist you. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for 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 incorrect information, 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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