An accident causing injuries can have far-reaching consequences. When these types of accidents occur, the driver can face multiple charges. Not only are they criminally liable, they can be found civilly liable as well.
A woman is facing possible charges of homicide after an accident in North Fulton County.
Teresa Rains Fitzsimmons had swerved to avoid hitting a MARTA bus that had stopped to pick up passengers. As she swerved, she drove up onto the curb and plowed into 3 people waiting at the bus stop.
The incident occurred on March 17 at the stop on the southbound side of Alpharetta Highway.
55-year old Curtis Freeman, who was about to board the bus, died at the scene. Lasharon Torell Clark died of her injuries at a local hospital after the accident.
One survivor, Elfego M. Solano-Vazquez, is recovering from his injuries. He is sitting up and walking with a walker. His boss at a Roswell restaurant reported that he was having to learn to walk again.
Roswell police said that Fitzsimmons was traveling southbound on Alpharetta Highway and passed through the intersection at Woodstock street. She changed lanes and then saw the MARTA bus stopping to pick up passengers. She swerved up onto the curb to avoid a collision.
Fitzsimmons is facing two counts of homicide by vehicle, along with a second-degree charge of failure to use care to avoid a collision and failure to maintain lane as well as an improper lane change.
Bond was set at $15,000.
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