Despite there being laws against it, teenagers still drink alcohol. Unfortunately, those teenagers also make the decision to drive. This unfortunate decision can result in the most tragic of outcomes, the death of a friend or other people involved. Such a tragic accident was the alleged cause of a crash that claimed the life of a Georgia teenager.
The accident occurred at about 10:20 p.m. on July 16th. Police report that 19-year-old Courtney George Perry of Stockbridge was driving a 2003 Nissan Altima that struck a pickup truck being driven by 18-year-old Christian James Batchelor. The location of the accident was on Ga. 212 between U.S. 129 and Twin Bridges Road in Stockbridge.
According to one police report, the debris field from the accident was replete with alcohol containers. The containers came from Perry’s vehicle and Batchelor had not been drinking.
Perry’s vehicle swerved across the center line and struck the side of Batchelor’s vehicle.
18-year-old Rachel Wall, a passenger in Perry’s vehicle, was ejected. She died at the scene.
Perry was transported to Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, but was not seriously injured. Batchelor and a passenger in his vehicle had only minor injuries.
Perry refused a breathalyzer test, but a warrant for a blood test was secured. The blood was drawn about two hours after the accident, but should show what Perry’s blood-alcohol level was at the time of the accident. Charges are pending the outcome of the blood test.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the law offices of the “Strong Arm” attorneys at John Foy & Associates. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.