A woman was air lifted to Atlanta after a car crash occurred on, and ultimately closed, Highway 34. The accident occurred in the afternoon, when two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on the highway. The woman who was airlifted was driving a Chevy traveling west. All of a sudden, the woman’s vehicle began drifting into the eastbound lanes. It collided with a Dodge pickup truck that was unable to avoid the veering vehicle.
The two people in the Dodge miraculously did not suffer serious injuries in the accident, though the injuries they did suffer were not detailed. The woman in the Chevy, however, suffered “substantial” injuries to her head and arm. She was not wearing a seat belt.
The police have ruled out the influence of drugs or alcohol on the crash. But the wreck is still being investigated. Something went wrong with the driver of the Chevy or the vehicle though, whether it was distraction, fatigue, or a mechanical failure. In the first two cases, the woman could be in some serious civil trouble if the other victims in the crash decided to pursue litigation.
When you are operating a motor vehicle, your attention has to be on the road. If you are not in the right frame of mind to be driving — for example, if you are too tired to be driving a car — then you should seek other forms of transportation. The risk is simply too great.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald, “Woman airlifted after two-car wreck shuts down West Hwy. 34,” Clay Neely, July 19, 2017