Cedartown, GA (February 17, 2023) – A teacher was killed in a fatal car accident that took place at an intersection in Cedartown on Tuesday, February 14.
According to local officials, the accident happened at an unknown time at the intersection of US-27 and Collard Valley Road. Police confirmed that 21-year-old Jamie Chavez-Lopez was traveling in the area when she suddenly ran a red light at the intersection, striking a vehicle driven by Cedartown Middle School teacher David Brown. His vehicle then spun out into a truck, causing a severe collision. The accident happened right after school was dismissed in the afternoon.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Cedartown responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Brown was severely injured in the accident. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma caused by the accident.
The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes following the collision. Police charged Chavez-Lopez with homicide by vehicle, failing to obey a red light, and failing to exercise due care.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues.
We would like to take this time to extend our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Georgia experiences a higher rate of fatalities than many states throughout the U.S. each year. Hundreds of lives are taken monthly due to severe car accidents, many of which can be prevented. In 2020 alone, it was reported that 1,588 fatal car accidents happened in Georgia, leading to over 1,730 fatalities. Losing a loved one in a collision can leave you and your family feeling helpless and alone. This is why you should speak with an attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past after a fatal accident.
Nobody ever prepares for the loss of a loved one in a car accident. It is also true that no amount of money can ever bring back somebody that you love, which can leave you and your family in a difficult position. While you are grieving your losses, you may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer entirely on your own. There are many benefits of speaking with a Cedartown wrongful death attorney after a fatal crash, which is why you should act quickly to preserve your loved one’s claim.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal car accidents. We will work on your behalf to ensure that you receive the best outcome in your claim, providing you with the resources that you need. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, which include some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
We will stand by your side during these difficult times for you and your family. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Cedartown at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have at this time.
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