Augusta, GA (February 20, 2023) – Around 7:50 p.m. on the evening of Friday, February 17, a man was killed in a fatal car accident on a highway in Augusta.
According to Richmond County officials, the accident happened on Gordon Highway around the area of mile marker 2.5. Police confirmed that a driver was traveling in the area when they suddenly lost control of their vehicle due to unknown reasons, causing a severe collision. The vehicle was badly damaged in the accident.
Several local responders, including Augusta paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The passenger inside the vehicle, identified as 58-year-old Charlie Brown of Thomson, was rushed to the hospital with traumatic injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead at the hospital around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 18.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes in the area of the accident until police were able to clear the scene.
No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation into the collision.
We would like to take this time to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents have quickly become commonplace in Georgia. Though many collisions lead to serious injuries, others are fatal in nature and happen so unexpectedly. In just 2020, it was reported that 1,588 fatal car accidents took place, leading to the deaths of over 1,730 individuals in Georgia. Though many of these accidents can be prevented, they continue to take place due to distracted driving, driving under the influence, speeding, and many other reasons. You may do everything in your nature to drive as safely as possible, but, unfortunately, it cannot prevent every accident. You should understand the many options available to you after a car accident that is not your fault.
There are not many things as daunting as becoming involved in a serious car accident, especially one that has taken the life of another party. As you and your family are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. Wrongful death claims can be some of the most complex claims that individuals face. There are many parties who could successfully bring a claim, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Personal representative of the loved one’s estate
If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, it is crucial that you speak with a dedicated Augusta wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal Georgia car accidents. It is your right to hold a responsible party or parties liable for the loss of your loved one. We will stand by your side and help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects in your time of need. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Augusta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have as you move forward.
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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