Counselors will be available at two Georgia high schools this week after weekend crashes resulted in the deaths of several teens. On Sunday, the Mill Creek Cheer Team in Gwinnett County reported the loss of a member of their team as a result of a Saturday night car accident. On Sunday evening, the principal of Mill Creek High School sent a letter out to parents stating that the school was planning to hold a moment of silence for the female student, who was a junior. The principal also noted that counselors would be available to provide support for students, who would be dealing with emotions, questions, and concerns related to the loss.
Early Sunday morning, a single-car accident in Chattooga County resulted in the deaths of four people, including three football players from Chattooga High School, two of whom were brothers. Police responded to the crash at around 12:36 AM, where they discovered that a 2019 Audi RS5 had driven off the roadway while heading west on State Route 114. The vehicle had rolled, and the driver and two occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other occupants — a male and a female — were transported to Rome’s Atrium Floyd Medical Center, where the juvenile male passenger was pronounced dead. A female passenger was listed in critical condition.
The school’s football team announced the loss of its members in a post on social media on Sunday, and school officials noted that counselors would be available to support students and staff when they return to classes on Tuesday.
The risk of motor vehicle accidents is higher for teens and young adults than any other demographic group, with more than 2,000 teens killed in car accidents across the country each year, and more than 250,000 injured. If your teen was injured or killed in a car accident caused by another’s negligence, contact an experienced attorney from Cambre & Associates to learn more about how to obtain compensation for the impacts and expenses of the injury or loss.