A car wreck with a car upside down on the road.
An eyewitness at the scene of Wednesday’s fatal crash in which a woman drove her car off a bridge into the Atlanta BeltLine said the victim was attempting to avoid an accident with another vehicle. The crash occurred at Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Cascade Avenue. The eyewitness reports that the woman swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle, instead hitting fencing before plunging about 30 feet onto the walking path. Other eyewitnesses quickly raced over the fence and down to the wreckage in an attempt to save the victim. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation continues into what caused the crash, while nearby residents state they want stronger guardrails for the bridge. It is often assumed that there are no questions of liability in single-car accidents; if there was only one driver involved, then the driver must be at fault. However, this is not always true. The actions of other drivers can result in an accident even if the driver who committed the action is not involved in the actual crash. Additionally, other factors such as defective vehicle parts or roadway defects can also enter into liability consideration. An experienced car accident attorney will look at all the details of the accident in order to identify all sources of liability. Sometimes, this can be extremely difficult, particularly when there are varying eyewitness accounts and very little concrete information about what led to the accident. If you have been injured in a single-car accident that wasn’t your fault, or you have lost a loved one to this type of accident, determining liability is one of the many services that the accident attorneys at Cambre & Associates can provide in order to assist you as you seek compensation for your injuries. For more information about filing a car accident claim and the other services we can offer, contact us.