Hartsfield, GA (January 27, 2023) – At 1:26 p.m. on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 25, a man was killed in a fatal car accident on a highway in Hartsfield.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened on GA-111. A driver was on a John Deere tractor while a small black SUV pulled up behind it. The driver was traveling westbound and did not stop in time, slamming into the back of the tractor. The tractor had its hazard lights on and was pulling hay-moving equipment at the time. Police said that there was rain at the time of the collision.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the tractor, who has since been identified as 33-year-old Christopher Simmons, was seriously injured in the accident. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene after life-saving measures were taken.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision remains ongoing at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost as a result of this collision.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents have been increasing on our roads in recent years throughout Georgia. Though many of these accidents lead to serious injuries, others take the lives of those involved. In 2020, statistics showed that 1,588 fatal car accidents took place in the state, which led to fatalities in over 1,730 people. There are many reasons for fatal car accidents, which include the following:
- Distracted driving, such as texting or eating behind the wheel
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Fatigued driving
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you and your family should know that you have many options.
Moving forward after the loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult. You should only have to worry about grieving the immense loss of a loved one after an accident and not be concerned with how you are going to pay the bills. Unfortunately, the stress and bills can pile up after an accident, leaving you helpless and alone. This is why you should never delay when it comes to speaking with a skilled and compassionate Hartsfield wrongful death attorney.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in Georgia accidents. We understand that you may be feeling confused and overwhelmed during these difficult times, which is why we offer our compassionate help to you every step of the way. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. We will be here for you and your family along the difficult path. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Hartsfield at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do to help you at this time.
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