The state of Georgia requires that every person who owns a car have at least minimum insurance coverage when they drive. These minimums include coverage for bodily injury liability, property damage liability, and uninsured motorist bodily injury. If you do not have at least these minimum coverages, you can be found in violation of the law and arrested. These minimum coverages are to help protect you from personal liability in the event that you are in an accident, like the recent accident where multiple people were taken to area hospitals, as the Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports.
A serious crash that involved an overturned vehicle sent four people to area hospitals a week ago on Thursday, August 17th.
The crash occurred on Interstate 20 East in Douglasville near Lee Road at around 8 a.m. and caused heavy traffic delays. All lanes were reopened by 10:30 a.m.
The Georgia State Patrol reported that the accident occurred when a 2008 Infiniti G35 traveling eastbound tried to change lanes from the center to the left lane. The Infiniti struck a 2002 Ford Ranger occupying the left lane, also heading east.
The Ford Ranger was overturned as a result of the accident.
30-year-old Justin Jeffery Baughn of Norcross was the driver of the Infiniti. He was taken to Wellstar Cobb Hospital. Three passengers in the Ford Ranger, including 20-year-old Gustavo Zavaleta, of Douglasville; 32-year-old Juan Carlos Maya; and 20-year-old Edgar Lucas, both also of Douglasville were taken to separate hospitals. Zavaleta was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Maya and Lucas were taken to Atlanta Medical Center.
The conditions of those taken to the hospital were unknown as of press time.
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