Carnesville, GA (February 2, 2023) – A man lost his life in a fatal car accident that took place on a major roadway in Carnesville on Wednesday afternoon, February 1. According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened in the afternoon hours on GA-59 around the area of One Mile Lane. Police confirmed that 48-year-old Marcus Johnson was driving a transport van carrying several disabled passengers aged 25 to 53. The driver suddenly lost control, causing the van to veer off the side of the road and crashed head-on into a tree.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Johnson, as well as three rear passengers, were transported to St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
The front-rear passenger, identified as 73-year-old Jimmy Tate, was trapped in the van and had to be extricated by fire crews. He was tragically pronounced dead at the hospital due to traumatic injuries.
A portion of the road was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. This led to delays until police fully cleared the scene. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this horrific accident. We also hope that the injured parties receive a full recovery from their injuries.
Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia
From the moment that somebody becomes involved in a car accident, they may be concerned about how they will get back on their feet and be fairly compensated. Unfortunately, some accidents are more severe than others and actually take the lives of those involved. This leaves many families in difficult positions every year. In just 2020 alone, approximately 1,730 people were killed in over 1,500 car accidents.
Losing somebody you love in a fatal car accident can leave you in one of the most challenging times of your life. If you have lost someone you love, you should speak with an attorney that you can rely on.
The loss of a loved one can leave you and your family feeling alone and confused. As such, it is crucial that you speak with a Carnesville car accident attorney as soon as possible. While you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. You should not have to deal with these stressful aspects entirely on your own. This is why it is important that you speak with a skilled Carnesville wrongful death attorney soon after you have lost a loved one in an accident.
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. A family member may be able to successfully bring a claim against one or more parties who have contributed to the loss of a loved one in a fatal crash. Our attorneys will help you seek compensation for some of the following aspects at this time:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Carnesville at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available 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 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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