Vidalia, GA (January 20, 2023) – One person lost their life in a fatal car accident that took place at an intersection in Vidalia on the afternoon of Thursday, January 19.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of GA-292 and GA-86. Police confirmed that two people were in a vehicle headed east when the driver went through the intersection. When pulling through the intersection, the SUV collided with a second passenger vehicle. The involved vehicles sustained severe damage as a result of the crash.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A passenger inside the SUV, who has since been identified as 75year-old Sue Mitchell, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Both drivers, identified as 76-year-old Robert Mitchell and 54-year-old Timothy Hayden, were injured and hospitalized. Their current conditions are not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes of traffic until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost her life in this accident. We also hope that the injured parties receive a speedy recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents have been happening more commonly than usual in the state of Georgia. These accidents sometimes lead to severe injuries and even take the lives of those involved. Hundreds of people lose their lives every month in the state of Georgia. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 125,000 people were injured in car accidents and 1,730 people lost their lives. It is never easy to face the sudden loss of a loved one whose life was taken prematurely in a fatal accident. If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Often times, families and friends wonder what options they have after a loved one has been taken from them. Speaking with a Vidalia car accident lawyer can help you get back on your feet in your time of need. As you grieve the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will ever afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. You may be unsure of your options moving forward after a fatal collision. This is why you should speak with a Vidalia wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you and your family after you have lost someone you love in an accident. We understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after an accident and offer our help and resources in your time of need. We will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, it is important that you act quickly. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Vidalia at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help 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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