Rome, GA (January 4, 2023) – One person was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place on a major roadway in Rome on Wednesday afternoon, January 4.
According to Rome Police, the accident happened on US-27 around the area of Selman Road. Police confirmed that a Nissan was traveling south in the area when it was suddenly struck by the driver of a white Lincoln Town Car. The Nissan then slammed into a Toyota 4Runner that was traveling north at the time. The driver of the Lincoln then fled the scene without stopping.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One person inside one of the involved vehicles was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known if anyone else sustained injuries as a result of the collision.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the road was blocked for some time. This led to delays in the area for some time. It is not known if police were able to identify the involved driver who fled the scene.
No further details have been released but 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 lost as a result of this collision.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Fatal car accidents happen every day within the state of Georgia. In just 2020 alone, the Georgia Department of Transportation estimated that 1,730 people were killed in fatal collisions throughout the state. In the last decade, over 17,000 people were killed in fatal hit-and-run crashes throughout the U.S. specifically. When a driver flees the scene of a collision, it could greatly impact the lives of those at the scene – sometimes not receiving the care that they deserve. If you have lost someone that you love in a fatal hit-and-run accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody you love in a fatal collision can completely devastate your life in ways that you may have never expected. Because of this, seeking help from a Rome car accident attorney can help you get back on your feet. As you are grieving such immense losses, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to deal with the stressful aftermath of a fatal collision entirely on your own. Speaking with a Rome wrongful death attorney can help you get back on your feet when it matters the most.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you and your family after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision. We understand how overwhelming a fatal accident can be on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will assist you every step of the way as you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Rome 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 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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