Valdosta, GA (August 10, 2018) – On Wednesday afternoon, a driver ran a stop sign and struck another vehicle. One individual died as a result of the collision.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m., a Chrysler 200 driven by an unidentified 18-year-old failed to brake at a stop sign while traveling east on Carroll Ulmer Road. The Chrysler passed through the intersection, striking a Nissan Altima heading north on Loch Laurel Road.
The driver of the Nissan Altima, 40-year-old Rahsaan Simon of Valdosta, was killed instantly. An investigation found that Simon was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and the airbag in the vehicle failed to deploy. The driver of the Chrysler sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Archibold Hospital. An investigation into the collision is still ongoing, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the Simon family as they grieve this tragic loss.
Accidents at Intersections in Georgia
Accidents at intersections are extremely common and result in nearly one-quarter of accident-related fatalities each year according to a 2016 report by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia.
The 2016 report issued shows the number of car accident related fatalities increased 8.5% from 2015, of which 30.6% are the result of not wearing a seat belt.
Car accident deaths caused by negligent drivers are extremely difficult to deal with for families. Families often face medical bills, final costs expenses, and a drastic loss of income. Families negatively impacted by vehicle fatalities are often unsure of their legal rights. If you were involved in a car accident or lost a loved one in a car accident, call the Nye Law Group today at (912) 200-5230 so we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
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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.