Automobile accidents can leave a person not only civilly liable for injuries and damage, it can also leave them criminally liable for the accident. In some cases, charges can be filed against a driver who causes an accident involving serious injury and fatalities.
In an accident that occurred in early March, the force of the collision sent one car across two lanes of traffic and up onto a curb.
17-year old Alen Beganovic was driving south on McKendree Church Road when he swerved to avoid hitting another car that had stopped at a stop sign. After swerving, Beganovic continued through the stop sign and across five lanes of traffic. This is when he crashed into the driver’s side door of the Chevrolet.
The impact of the crash pushed the Chevrolet across two lanes of traffic and up onto the curb.
The driver of the Chevrolet, Frankie Turner, 80, was initially unresponsive. Her husband, 83-year old James Turner, was critically injured. Both were transported to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment. James Turned passed away a few hours after the crash. His wife succumbed the following day.
Beganovic is facing charges of vehicular homicide. If indicted and convicted, he faces between 3 and 15 years in jail for the crime. He was also charged with reckless driving, failure to obey a stop sign, and failure to maintain lane.
He was bonded out on the same day as the accident.
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the “Strong Arm” attorneys at John Foy & Associates. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.