When people drive recklessly, it puts everyone on the road at risk for an accident. Reckless driving is a major cause of fatal accidents. When people drive in a way that others don’t expect, there may be no way to escape a crash until it’s too late.
One driver has been charged with first-degree vehicular homicide for a crash in Marietta. Earlier this month, a 17-year-old driver as going southbound down Barrett Parkway. An older driver collided head-on with that vehicle and killed the younger driver at the scene. Another driver was also tangled up in the crash.
First-degree vehicular homicide is a felony in the State of Georgia given for extremely reckless driving behavior that ends in the death of someone else. The minimum sentence for this crime is three years in prison but can go as high as 15-20 years.
While jail time may satisfy the need for justice by the State, and perhaps for the family of the slain victim as well, it doesn’t cover the costs for final expenses. People who commit vehicular homicide should also pay for final expenses, whether themselves or through an insurance company. A civil court case can ensure that families don’t have to face a financial burden on top of their grief.
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