More than half of all traumatic brain injuries that are reported are the result of automobile accidents. Many of the cases of traumatic brain injuries occur when the head strikes the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, or seat. There does not need to be an open wound for there to have been trauma to the head. The force of the impact can be enough to cause the brain to collide with the skull. The trauma could be something like a mild concussion up to serious head trauma with lifelong impact or even death.
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports that a retired Atlanta judge has died following a car crash in Cobb County. The crash happened on Friday shortly after noon according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The crash victim was driving a silver Mercedes C300 on Interstate 285 to the entrance ramp of Interstate 75 South. For unknown reasons, the judge’s car was unable to maintain the lane and veered off the roadway.
The vehicle then crossed a grass median and went into the lanes of Interstate 75 South. A Chevrolet Express van then struck the judge’s vehicle on the driver’s side. The Mercedes then continued across all lanes and struck a concrete median wall.
The Atlanta Magistrate Court judge suffered from serious head injuries in the accident. She succumbed to her injuries at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.
The driver of the van suffered from chest pains due to the airbag deploying. He was treated at Kennestone Hospital as well.
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