Two people were killed and another person is facing criminal charges after a wrong-way crash on Georgia 400 early Tuesday morning. According to a report from Fox 5, the situation unfolded at around 3 AM, with a report about a reckless driver who was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes. When police arrived at the scene, they discovered two severely damaged vehicles between the exits for Northridge Road and Holcomb Bridge Road. Investigators determined that a silver Cadillac ATS had entered the roadway in the wrong direction and that it collided head-on with a gray Nissan Sentra. The driver and a passenger in the Nissan died at the scene.
The 21-year-old driver of the Cadillac was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. He was then taken to the Fulton County Jail, where he faces charges that include two counts of homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, reckless driving, and wrong-way driving. He was denied bond on Wednesday and his next court date has not yet been scheduled, Fox 5 noted.
The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reports that nearly a quarter of all traffic fatalities that occur within the state involve a driver who is impaired by alcohol. While this is slightly lower than the national average, in which around 3 out of every 10 traffic fatalities involves alcohol impairment, it still results in more than 350 deaths a year on Georgia roadways, as well as thousands of injuries.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one due to a reckless driver, an experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates can answer the questions you have about your case and help you understand the process of seeking compensation for the financial and psychological consequences of your injury or loss. Contact us for your free case evaluation.