Usually, when we hear that someone is hurt or killed in a wrong-way collision, it’s because someone crosses a median and drives into oncoming traffic. But there are other times when someone legitimately makes a mistake and ends up going down a street the wrong way.
Either way, the results are usually disastrous. This was certainly the case in Georgia this past weekend.
On Saturday morning at about 8 am, a young man driving a black car was traveling northbound on Georgia-400. This is a busy highway any day of the week. Thankfully, on Saturday at this early hour, there weren’t that many cars on the road.
The driver of this car was attempting to turn onto the highway. For some reason, he turned onto the road going the wrong way. The police don’t believe he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol but, of course, toxicology reports are likely pending.
As he entered the road going the wrong way, the young driver, described to be in his mid-20s, crashed head-on into another vehicle.
Someone driving a white van was hit by the wrong-way driver.
The man driving the white van was taken to the hospital in what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to be okay.
Unfortunately, the driver of the black car was not so lucky. He was critically injured and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The police haven’t released the make and model information of the vehicles. They also have not identified either of the victims. They are probably waiting to talk to the families of the victims.
If you’re hurt in any sort of motor vehicle accident in Georgia, contact our car accident lawyers right away.