Henry County, GA (October 12, 2018) – A two-vehicle accident occurred very early Friday morning at the intersection of Lossie Lane and McDonough Road on Friday. The initial crash was between a bicycle and a motorcycle, and later included a good Samaritan on a second motorcycle.
Police and first responders arrived on the scene quickly after the emergency call came in at 2:16 AM. A second motorcyclist who had stopped to assist after seeing the crash was struck by an oncoming car resulting in injuries to him as well. Two of the people involved in the crash were later pronounced dead and another was airlifted to a hospital for medical treatment.
No names or further details have been released yet as this investigation is still ongoing.
Georgia Car Accident Victims
To some of the more compassionate souls out there you may feel a strong urge to help someone, anyone, you see stranded on the side of the road. Whether it is from a tire blowout or an accident has clearly taken place, you simply will not be able to live with yourself if you do not at least offer to help. What happens then should you be injured during the execution of your emotional obligation? What happens if you do nothing? The circumstances in which one person can actually be held liable for failing to come to the aid of another person who is clearly in danger of injury or death is commonly referred to in tort law as a duty to rescue. In most of the English speaking countries there are no legal repercussions should you fail to come to the aid of someone who clearly needs it. What this means is that a person is not likely to be held liable if they do not come to the aid of an injured stranger on the side of the road. There are, however, two notable exceptions to this law. The first applies if you are the person who put the potential victim in harm’s way. The creator of the hazard that has put the victim in peril has an obligation, a duty to rescue, the individual in danger. The second instance where the duty to rescue law comes into play is if you already have a legal obligation towards the person in peril. For example, a parent is obligated towards their minor child, and an employer is obligated towards his employee.
If you feel that you have suffered from an injury or damages due to someone not meeting their obligation of duty to rescue, you need to contact a licensed attorney at Nye Law Group as soon as possible. We have the knowledge and the resources to investigate the situation and make sure you receive any compensation that is due to you.
For a free, no-obligation consultation with a practicing attorney, reach out to us at 912-200-5230
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
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.