Smyrna, GA (October 09, 2018) – At approximately 5:00 PM a multi-vehicle crash occurred on Windy Hill, in the westbound traffic lanes.
At least two vehicles involved in the accident were blocking the right two lanes of Windy Hill Road. The disabled vehicles were also blocking the entrance to the busy Windy Hill Village Shopping Center. This accident caused delays that were minor but noticeable until police and first responders arrived on the scene.
At least one person was injured and the investigation into this accident is still ongoing.
Georgia Parking Lot Accidents
We wish all those injured in this accident a full and quick recovery.
One out of every five accidents occurs in a parking lot. One of the main causes for accidents happening in parking lots is distracted driving. This is driving that takes place while the driver’s focus is somewhere other than the road. The driver may be on their cellphone, adjusting the radio to find a song they like or they may even be focused on the back seat trying to get their kids to settle in. The other main cause of parking lot car crashes is drivers not recognizing, or maybe even not knowing, the right of way laws that exist in parking lots. The slower speeds at which people drive in parking lots and parking garages tend to give them a false sense of security and they drive accordingly.
According to figures put out by the National Safety Council approximately 60,000 injured and 500 die in parking lot and parking garage accidents every year. A recent survey that was conducted in the United States revealed that 66% of people feel comfortable making a phone call while driving through a parking lot, and over 50% felt comfortable enough to send text messages and emails, use various social media platforms, and watch or record videos. 42% of those polled said they would be comfortable video chatting. Equal in numbers to those who are driving distractedly, are those who do not feel the need to be aware of their surroundings before walking through a parking lot, the assumption being that pedestrians are expected so cars will watch out for you.
If you have been injured when in a vehicle or by a vehicle while you were in a parking lot or parking garage it is of the utmost importance that you secure an attorney. Personal injury and property damage are all too common to these types of accidents and you want to make sure that you are getting everything that you are legally entitled to for your damages and suffering. Let us at the Nye Law Group handle the ins and outs of these cases for you. We are an experienced, professional legal team and we want what’s best for you.
If you are interested in a free consultation with an attorney, please do not hesitate to give us a call 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.