Sandy Springs, GA (October 12, 2018) On October 11, 2018, a multi-vehicle accident took place at approximately 12:30 pm that ended up claiming the life of one of the drivers. The incident occurred near the Glenridge Connector at the Meridian Mark Road intersection. Police started an investigation into the incident immediately. Sandy Springs Police Department Investigators believe that the two vehicles involved in the collision were a 2011 Jeep Compass and a 2000 Crown Victoria. The two vehicles struck each other in the intersection.
Harriett Bailey, who was a Dunwoody resident, lost her life as a result of this accident. She was 92-years old. She had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital to treat her injuries. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries at the hospital and was pronounced dead.
Sandy Springs Police stated that after the Jeep was struck, it came to a stop near the median while Ms. Bailey, in the Crown Victoria, sped up, accelerated and jumped the median. She ended up on the other side of the street and crashed into an embankment. Investigators believe that when the vehicle was airborne, it crashed into a concrete parking deck. Police continue to investigate the incident to determine fault.
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We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Harriett Bailey, who lost her life in this terrible accident. This horrific accident may have been preventable. The police will continue to investigate this incident to determine fault. In these types of accidents, it is extremely important to understand and determine who caused the accident to occur. The victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death claim if the accident was caused by the negligence of another person.
Georgia is a “fault” state. That means that blame must be assigned in every single accident that occurs on Georgia roads. Most states, including Georgia, adhere to fault-based insurance rules. What that means is that for every auto accident that happens in Georgia, blamed must be determined and assigned.
Under the current laws that have been put in place in the state of Georgia, you must be able to provide strong evidence to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident. After an accident, the most important thing you can do is to hire a skilled and experienced Georgia personal injury attorney to stand by your side as you muddle through the complex legal system. The attorneys at the Nye Law Group can walk you through this complicated process and ensure that you receive the most compensation for the loss of your loved one. We have decades of experience handling complicated wrongful death cases. Contact us today at 912-200-5230 to speak with a lawyer and set up your free consultation.
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