According to law enforcement officials, six people were injured in a three-vehicle collision that took place in Dougherty County. The incident occurred on the morning of April 3 on Sylvester Road. The vehicles involved in the car accident were a Chevrolet Tahoe, a Ford Taurus and a Chevrolet Silverado.
Investigators stated that the Tahoe was traveling south on County Line Road and was crossing Sylvester Road when it struck the driver’s side of the Taurus. The Taurus had been traveling east on Sylvester Road at the time. The Tahoe then struck the Silverado, which was stopped at a stop sign on County Line Road. The Tahoe rolled over as a result of this car accident. Two passengers in the Taurus and four in the Tahoe were injured, but the severity of their injuries was not known. Law enforcement officials have charged the Tahoe’s driver with failure to yield.
A car accident such as this one could result in significant expenses for the victims. The victims may be faced with medical bills, vehicle repair bills and lost wages while they recover and cope with the effects of the accident. While the driver responsible for the accident is already facing criminal charges, the victims may also pursue justice by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.
A personal injury lawsuit may be filed in civil court after a car accident such as this one. This type of lawsuit may provide punitive damages to the victims, and this financial compensation could be used to ease their financial burden after a car accident. Individuals who are interested in learning more about their rights could contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.
Source: Fox 31, “Multi-car accident injures six on Sylvester Road,” April 3, 2013