Atlanta, GA (August 10, 2018) – An ongoing investigation into a deadly crash involving a moped and an Atlanta Police Cruiser shows the accident could have been prevented.
Marvin King, 59, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital by first responders where he was pronounced deceased. An initial report issued by the Georgia State Patrol stated that King died after his moped was struck by an Atlanta Police Cruiser. King was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
A follow-up investigation found the driver of the police cruiser, 24-year-old Ryan Chandler, ran a stop sign without using the emergency lights on the vehicle. Chandler was placed on administrative leave during the investigation and charges are still pending. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of those involved.
Motor Vehicle Accident in Georgia
When passing through an intersection, regardless of who is required to stop, it is important to do so with caution. According to statistics posted by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, intersection-related accidents account for nearly 24% of all vehicle fatalities in 2016.
Although individuals may have the right of way, they are still at risk of impact due to negligent drivers on the road.
Depending on the final results of the investigation, drivers may be able to file an injury or wrongful death lawsuits against the guilty party. At the Nye Law Group, we work with you to ensure your rights and the rights of your family are protected. If you or someone you know has been injured or lost their life due to another person’s negligence, contact us today at (912) 200-5230 to see how we can help.
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Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.