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Car Wrecks Archives

What can be done after an accident with an uninsured driver

There have been major advances made in the technology of driverless cars, but for the time being humans still drive cars in Georgia. Since humans are imperfect and make mistakes there are many car wrecks on the roads each day. Vehicles are damaged and people are injured in these accidents and they can be very costly to the victims. That is why the law requires drivers to have car insurance. It is important that the victims of the accidents are compensated for their damages.

Distracted driving nearly an epidemic in United States

Throughout the United States, including the Atlanta, Georgia area, authorities are noticing more and more car accidents as a result of distracted driving. Although distracted driving can take many forms, many believe the increase and popularity of both smartphones and social media such as Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram could be to blame for much of the increase. Statistics provided by the United States Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Authority are particularly disturbing.

What to do if you've been injured by a drunk driver

During holidays in the United States, it is not uncommon for Americans to celebrate with family and friends. The Fourth of July is a popular holiday for many who like to enjoy their time going to a baseball game with friends, hitting the pub for a couple drinks or hanging out at a backyard barbeque. During these times, especially in the hot summer sun, it is not uncommon for people to have a few drinks too many. Unfortunately, too many then decide to get behind the wheel and attempt to drive home. This can lead to serious or even deadly results.

Atlanta-area car wreck kills one, injures many

No matter where in the Atlanta area you drive, whether on small surface streets or divided Interstate highways, the danger of a car accident always looms. While defensive driving tactics and using caution behind the wheel may increase your chances of arriving safely at your destination, there are times when accidents are unavoidable. Unfortunately, sometimes those crashes cause terrible injuries and fatalities.

Bus accident in Fulton County kills two teens

When parents send their children on the school bus each morning, they assume they will be safely transported to school and back home at the end of the day. Most of the time this is the case for Atlanta kids, but occasionally a serious bus accident occurs. A car wreck can lead to unexpected injuries and heartache for families.

Young family fighting to recover from devastating traffic wreck

A 23-year-old man has become a temporary resident of Atlanta. He is unlikely to enjoy his stay, however, as he struggles with severe injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He spends his time at the Shepherd Center, working hard toward spinal cord injury rehabilitation.A few weeks ago, he was driving a work truck in Columbus County, North Carolina, when a car blew through a stop sign and smashed into his truck. The violent collision knocked the truck off of the road, where it overturned and landed in a ditch. 

Chain-reaction crashes north of Atlanta result in fatality

It is less than an hour's drive north of Atlanta to get to Woodstock. The Cherokee County town was a few days ago the site of a four-vehicle chain-reaction series of crashes along S.R. 140/Hickory Flat Highway.A 21-year-old man was killed in the early evening crash that began when a car driven westward by a 44-year-old woman crossed the center line of the highway. Her vehicle slammed head on into the vehicle driven by the young man, who was driving eastbound, police said. 

Georgia woman indicted for causing crash, injuries while on drugs

The laundry list of charges against a suburban Atlanta woman will take your breath away. The 38-year-old was indicted by a Clarke County grand jury last week on charges related to an alleged hit-and-run car wreck involving injuries last summer. She was reportedly under the influence of several medications at the time, and she had children in her vehicle, police said.

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