According to a report from WSB-TV 2, three fifth grade students were injured when a car plowed into a DeKalb County classroom on Monday morning. The driver, who was trapped inside his vehicle after the accident, was also injured. The accident occurred at about 10:30 AM at the Ivy Prep Academy. An administrator from the school reported that she had the opportunity to speak with all three of the injured students before they were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She noted that no one knew who the driver of the vehicle was.
The charter school was closed for the remainder of the day, and the school was also closed on Tuesday for election day. School officials were still trying to determine whether to resume classes later in the week.
News station 11Alive reported that the 39-year-old driver was later charged with three counts of aggravated assault and transported to the DeKalb County Jail. According to GA Code § 16-5-21 aggravated assault is an assault that is committed with the intent to murder, rape, or rob through the use of a deadly weapon or any object or instrument that is likely to or actually does result in bodily injury.
If an individual is accused of committing a deliberate act while driving a motor vehicle that results in injuries to others, they face consequences upon conviction, including incarceration. Whether or not they’re convicted, they may also be found liable for compensating those who were injured as a result of the accident through the personal injury claims process. This process involves first filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance policy. If the insurance provider fails to compensate the claim, it can be filed as a lawsuit in order for a court to determine liability and damages.
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by the actions of someone else, let an experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates tell you more about the personal injury claims process. Contact us for a free case evaluation.