Taylorsville, GA – Child Killed in Fatal DUI Accident on GA-113
Last updated Thursday, February 9th, 2023
Taylorsville, GA (February 6, 2023) – On Saturday morning, February 4, a child lost their life in a fatal DUI accident on a roadway in Taylorsville.
According to Bartow County officials, the accident happened around 10:20 a.m. on GA-113 around the area of Gordon McCormick Road. Police confirmed that 33-year-old Autumn Clark was driving in the area when she failed to maintain her lane of traffic and became involved in a crash. The accident led to extensive damage.
Several Taylorsville responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A child involved in the accident, who has only been identified as a five-year-old, was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. It is not known if anyone else was hurt in the accident.
A portion of the roadway was blocked in the area for some time following the accident. Clark was jailed with several charges, such as first-degree homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol, and failing to maintain her lane.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim who lost their life in this collision.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Fatal car accidents always happen unexpectedly and take us by surprise, affecting many lives. In Georgia, over 1,730 people are killed in fatal car accidents every single year, and these numbers are always on the rise. There are many reasons for fatal car accidents within the state, from speeding to distracted driving. However, drunk driving accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic in nature, turning lives upside-down within seconds. Between 2003 and 2012, it was reported that approximately 3,699 people were killed in fatal drunk driving accidents. If you have lost somebody you know due to one of these careless accidents, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The death of a loved one is always devastating, leaving you and your family with many questions. When you know that your losses were caused by negligent acts, you should know that you have many options. Dealing with the loss of a child, especially, can be one of the most traumatic things that you have ever experienced. A child cannot be replaced, though an attorney can help you become successful in a wrongful death claim that can help you get back on your feet in some ways. It is crucial that you speak with a Taylorsville wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you and your family after a fatal car accident. Bringing any type of lawsuit can be a difficult matter, but wrongful death claims are, by far, some of the most complex in nature. There are many types of compensation that you may be able to achieve following a fatal accident, such as the following:
- Loss of financial contributions of your loved one
- Medical bills that your loved one sustained
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Taylorsville at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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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