Driving a motor vehicle might seem like a routine activity. For some, it could feel almost monotonous, as it occurs on a daily basis. Despite these feelings, driving is a privilege that comes with major responsibilities. Due to a vehicles size, weight and ability to travel at high speeds, it can be a deadly device. Thus, motorists are required to follow the rules of the road and drive safely. Whether it is traveling hundreds of miles on a long stretch of road, in a major city, residential area or on the highway, drivers are required to remain attentive no matter their speed or maneuver. Failing to do so could result in a serious automobile collision.
Based on recent reports, a serious head-on collision occurred in Macon. Reports from Georgia law enforcement indicate that the collision occurred around 10 p.m. near the intersection of Houston Avenue and Giles Street. The accident happened when a 69-year-old female driver was attempting to make a left turn on Houston Avenue from Stratton Street. This is when her vehicle was hit head-on by an 18-year-old male driver.
Both drivers were transported to the hospital for medical care. The elderly female driver was listed in critical condition. The passengers in the young males vehicle were transported to the hospital for minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
Accident investigation can be complex. It can take time to discern what happened and how it happened. If a driver as inattentive or failed to yield, this could be the cause of a crash. Once investigation is complete, this information could be used to understand who was at fault. When a negligent driver is to blame, those harmed may have legal recourses. A personal injury action not only helps hold this driver accountable but also helps with the pursuit of compensation.