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With July 4th falling on a Monday this year, the holiday weekend was 78 hours long, rather than 54 hours in 2021. During this year’s holiday weekend, there were 20 fatalities from accidents on Georgia’s roadways, according to the Georgia Department of Safety. At least eight of those fatalities occurred in the Atlanta metropolitan area, with holiday weekend accidents taking place in Polk, Douglas, DeKalb, Bartow, Cherokee, and Cobb Counties, as well as in Villa Rica, Newnan, and Sandy Springs. Some of the accidents that occurred over the holiday weekend included:
  • A Marietta pedestrian was killed on Austell Road in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning, July 3.
  • A Danielsville man who was killed in a single-vehicle crash on US-29 in Madison County after he lost control on wet pavement and overturned.
  • An accident between a vehicle and a migrant bus in Colquitt County that caused the death of one person inside the vehicle on Saturday afternoon.
  • head-on, two-vehicle crash that occurred in Grady County early Sunday morning, resulting in the death of one driver and serious injuries suffered by another. Alcohol impairment is suspected in that crash.
Last year, law enforcement officers throughout the state investigated 295 crashes over the holiday weekend, which resulted in 171 injuries and nine fatalities. This year’s fatality count is higher than the past two years, but still below the 26 deaths on Georgia roadways on July 4th weekend, 2018. Holiday weekends are among the most common days for serious car accidents, as drivers often include alcohol in their celebrations and can be focused on everything but driving safely. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident in the Atlanta metro region, let an experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates LLC help you understand the process of seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of your injury. Contact us for a free case evaluation.