Speed limits are in place to help travelers move at a rate that is safe for the area. However, many drivers simply consider these limits guidelines or disregard them entirely and drive as high rates of speed. Unfortunately, drivers who are speeding typically have less control over their vehicles and some could potentially cause a serious car accident.
A fatal incident was reported as recently having occurred in Georgia. Reports stated that only one car was involved in the crash, and a police officer claimed that the driver appeared to have been speeding. The accident took place in the early morning after the car crashed into a pole and then struck a tree. After the crash, the vehicle then caught fire.
It was unclear how many individuals were inside the car at the time of the accident, but three people suffered fatal injuries. Identifying information on the victims had not been released at the time of the report. Authorities will likely continue to investigate the accident to determine what factors may have contributed to the incident. More information may be provided at a later time.
Because this car accident caused multiple fatalities, it is possible for wrongful death claims to result. If the driver was among those killed, the families of the other victims could still file claims against the estate of that driver. Information on taking such steps in Georgia may help interested parties determine if they would like to pursue such a route in hopes of gaining compensation for damages resulting from the incident.
Source: 11alive.com, "Three dead after SW Atlanta crash", Tim Darnell and Deborah Tuff, Jan. 9, 2017