Georgia law enforcement personnel were said to be investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred in Macon early on a recent Saturday morning. The fatal accident apparently happened at just about 2 a.m. at a local intersection in Macon. The driver as well as two passengers perished in the crash.
The driver of the car involved in the accident, a 38-year-old man, apparently lost control of the vehicle. The car is said to have gone over a curb and collided with a sign and some shrubbery. It then reportedly flipped over and hit a utility pole and a tree.
Two male passengers one 40 and the other 45 were ejected during the crash. All three occupants bore different last names, and there were no reports indicating that any were related. It was not reported if each victim died at the scene of the crash or later at a hospital.
As Georgia officials continue their investigation the focus will likely be on the actions of the driver leading up to the fatal accident. Every driver on our roadways owes a duty of reasonable care to others, including any passengers in their own vehicle. If the evidence confirms the driver was negligent in losing control of her vehicle, the surviving families of the two deceased passengers have the option to pursue wrongful death litigation against her through our state civil court system. This type of lawsuit requires the plaintiffs to prove the fatal accident was caused by the negligence of another party and lead to the deaths which followed. If liability is established, claims for financial relief for funeral expenses and other damages sustained will be considered by the court.
Source: wtvm.com, "3 people killed in Macon car crash," Jan. 12, 2013