First person shot of cruising down the freeway in a Porsche at sunset.
A 55-year-old Smyrna man is facing multiple charges — including felony murder, vehicular homicide, and DUI — after he lost control of his Porsche Cayman on Sunday evening on I-85 North near Chamblee Tucker Road. Before the crash, the driver had been observed making improper lane changes and driving at speeds over 120 miles per hour. A Georgia State Trooper had attempted to stop the vehicle before it lost control and entered the emergency lane, where a 22-year-old stranded motorist was standing beside a wrecker operator. The operator had just loaded the motorist’s vehicle onto the wrecker. The operator was able to escape being injured by jumping over a concrete barrier, but the Porsche struck and killed the stranded motorist. In addition to the charges listed above, the driver of the Porsche was also charged on Tuesday with speeding, driving without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, and improper lane change. He was being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail. Family members of an individual who has been killed as a result of someone else’s recklessness can seek compensation for the expenses and impacts of their loss through Georgia’s wrongful death claims process. This process generally involves first seeking compensation through a demand against the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy. If the insurer fails to pay the claim, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed within two years of the date of the accident in civil court in order for a judge or jury to determine liability and fair compensation for the loss. If you have lost a loved one due to a reckless driver, let an experienced wrongful death attorney from Cambre & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers help you understand the wrongful death claims process and the services we can provide to assist you with your claim. Contact us for your free case evaluation.