Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle means taking on responsibilities. For motorists in Georgia and elsewhere, that means taking on the responsibility and having the duty to drive safely. Despite having this duty, some drivers fail to do so by ignoring certain rules of the road. Whether it is speeding, texting and driving or driving while intoxicated, a negligent driver could suddenly collide with an unsuspecting motorist, resulting in a serious and even fatal crash.
According to recent reports, a head-on crash occurred in Henry County in the express lanes on I-75. Preliminary reports suggest that a driver went through nine barriers before entering the express lane on I-75 going in the wrong direction. This resulted in a head-on crash. A third vehicle then collided with the struck vehicle from behind.
Authorities reported that the vehicle traveling the wrong way went through eight warning stop arms and one large metal barrier gate before they entered the road going in the wrong direction. Police believe that the driver may have been intoxicated at the time. The drivers of the two other vehicles suffered injuries in the crash and were treated for these injuries. The investigation for this crash is still ongoing. However, authorities report that the wrong-way driver is facing charges in this matter.
An automobile collision can be a shocking and serious situation. One is never prepared to encounter a negligent driver. However, one can prepare themselves following such an incident. It is possible to seek legal recourses through an action, such as a personal injury claim. This could help with the recovery of compensation, helping with medical bills, lost wages and other damages.