Although they are rare, there are times when an accident can be treated as intentional. When these incidents occur, it is likely that the accident will lead to both criminal and civil proceedings against the driver. The responsible driver could face charges of assault, battery, murder, and attempted murder. In addition to the criminal proceedings, the driver will often be held civilly liable for the accident. Their insurance company will have to pay for any injuries and in cases where a person is killed, and the driver could be facing a wrongful death lawsuit. In Georgia, which is an at-fault state, the responsible driver could be assigned 100% of the fault in the accident, making them entirely responsible.
Fox 5 Atlanta reports that a woman allegedly intentionally crashed into a stopped vehicle, killing the driver.
The crash occurred at about 7:00 p.m. last Monday on Barrett Parkway at the Dallas Highway intersection.
Police allege that 20-year-old Cikira Faison was driving a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle southbound when she intentionally slammed her vehicle into the rear of a 2002 Saturn SC1 that was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection.
A man from Austell who was behind the wheel of the Saturn was critically injured and pronounced dead at the scene.
Faison was not injured in the crash. When investigators determined that the crash was intentional, she was taken into custody. She has been charged with aggravated assault and murder. She is currently being held without bond.
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