It is always tragic when someone loses their life as the result of an accident. It can be doubly tragic when the accident is not their fault. Most accidents that occur have one party who can be declared to have been at fault.
In Atlanta last month, a motorist being pursued by the Georgia Highway Patrol unfortunately lost his life when he was involved in a fiery crash. The crash occurred on the Georgia Tech Campus.
GSP Capt. Mark Perry stated that a trooper had attempted to stop a silver Honda Accord at about 4:30 a.m. for excessive speed and failure to maintain lane. The driver of the Accord was on the Downtown Connector near the Williams Street exit when the pursuit began.
The driver eventually stopped on Centennial Olympic Park Drive but when the trooper exited his vehicle, the driver sped away. At some point, the trooper lost sight of the vehicle near 6th and Fowler streets and called off the pursuit.
Around 40 minutes later, the vehicle was located on the Georgia Tech campus near 6th Street and Techwood Drive between the Naval ROTC building and the Language Institute. The vehicle had apparently impacted a brick wall and caught fire. The driver, whose name has not been released, was deceased at the scene.
In an unrelated incident, a man died in another speed-related motor vehicle accident a few miles away in northwest Atlanta. An spokesman for the Atlanta Police said the driver was traveling at high speeds when he lost control of his vehicle and went down an embankment before hitting a tree. His name has also not been released.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of John Foy and Associates specialize in personal injury litigation. Contact our office today for a consultation.