It’s nice to help someone who has broken down but it can also be very dangerous. Other drivers might miss that there is a problem and crash into the people trying to help. An accident on Johnson Ferry Road is a case in point. WSB TV has the story.
A couple’s car broke down on the busy road. Another driver offered to help push the car to a nearby mechanic. The two men tried pushing the car up a hill while the woman steered the vehicle. An elderly driver didn’t see the men or their slow speed and crashed into the back of the car. The volunteer was seriously injured. The other man was killed at the scene.
Police haven’t charged the responsible man, who was in his 80s, because they are still trying to understand what happened. The accident happened just as night fell so the car may have been difficult to see. However, a similar accident in the same area ended up with the driver getting convicted of misdemeanor vehicular homicide.
Even if the police deem that no charges are necessary, you can still pursue compensation. The wife in this case will still need to pay for car repairs and for the final expenses of her husband. The injured good Samaritan will also need compensation for his injuries.
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