Property damage often occurs in car accidents. Aside from bodily injuries, property damage coverage is something that is offered by insurance companies when you get a car insurance policy. Most states have minimum amounts of coverage that you are required to have. In Georgia, that minimum is $25,000 for one incident. Obviously, property damage can exceed this amount, particularly when the damage is done to a home instead of a vehicle. When the amount of damage exceeds the coverage, a person can be personally liable for the damages above and beyond the policy limits.
The Rockdale-Newton Citizen reports on a home that has been hit by different vehicles four times.
A car hit a home on McDaniel Mill Road in Conyers on New Year’s Eve. This is the fourth time that this particular home has been hit by various vehicles in 15 years.
This time, a woman who is pregnant was in the room next to the area that the car struck.
According to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department, Kori Duan Searcy was allegedly intoxicated on December 31st when he came to the crest of a small hill and lost control of his vehicle. He then struck the side of the home located at the corner McDaniel Mill Road and Adrian Circle.
Barbara Parker, the owner of the home, says that this is the fourth time someone has run off the road and hit her home.
In 2009, it was a Rockdale County Sheriff’s deputy who lost control of his vehicle and struck the home. This was the third time that the home had been struck. They have owned the home since 2003.
Parker also stated that she began asking the county to put up a guardrail along the road to protect her home and her family. A guardrail has been installed, but that did not prevent the truck from crashing into her home on New Year’s Eve.
Searcy was arrested on charges of DUI, failure to maintain lane, striking a fixed object, and driving on an expired license.
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