One Dead, One Injured in a Single-Vehicle Crash Near Riverside Parkway

According to a report from Fox 5, a woman is dead and her passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries following a single-vehicle crash on Riverside Parkway Thursday afternoon. Officers from the Cobb County Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) responded to the scene of the crash that occurred just after 4 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 just west of Riverside Parkway. Officers learned through their investigation that a green 2019 Ford Escape driven by a 32-year-old female was traveling eastbound on I-20 approaching Riverside Parkway when the driver veered off the roadway and collided with a tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. As of the publication of Fox 5’s report, police were still seeking information from other drivers in the area to learn what happened. Witnesses to this accident can contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987

In Georgia, when a passenger is injured in an accident, they have the same right as drivers to seek compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim against a liable party’s auto insurance policy, even if the driver of the vehicle they were riding in was at-fault, and even if the driver is deceased as a result of the accident. The type of compensation that can be sought includes payment of medical expenses, lost wages, future lost earning capacity, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.

If you were injured in an accident while riding as a passenger in a vehicle, let an experienced car accident lawyer from Cambre & Associates help you understand your legal rights and the services they can provide to help you navigate the claims process. Contact us for your free case evaluation.