According to an article from 11 Alive, a Conyers family continues to heal after a March head-on collision that caused injuries to a single mother and her two young sons. The accident occurred on March 10 on Old Covington Highway near Blacklawn Road, when the woman was driving a borrowed vehicle. According to the woman, another driver veered into her lane and she remembers seeing the vehicle’s headlights just before impact. When she woke up, she was in the hospital with injuries that included a concussion, a broken nose, a broken left wrist and pinky, a broken knee and two broken ankles. Her 8-year-old son suffered a concussion and recalled realizing immediately after the crash that it was a bad accident when he saw his little brother on the floor and his mother injured in the front seat. His one-year-old brother suffered a broken leg.
The woman’s mother immediately drove up from Orlando to take care of the family. The woman remains in a wheelchair recovering from her injuries, unable to use her hand, work, or take care of her kids. The other driver was suspected at the scene of driving under the influence of alcohol, which was indicated on the police report, and was transported to the hospital. However, as of the publication of the news story, police continued to investigate the accident and no charges had been filed.
According to the National Safety Council, a head-on collision is a particularly dangerous type of accident. While head-ons only account for around 3.2 percent of accidents involving two vehicles, they account for more than a quarter of all traffic-related fatalities, and around 228,000 people sustain injuries in this type of crash on U.S. roadways each year.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident involving a suspected drunk driver, a car accident lawyer from Cambre & Associates can evaluate your legal options with you and help you understand the personal injury claims process that can be used to seek compensation for the expenses and impacts of your injury. Contact us for a free case evaluation.