High School Sweethearts Killed in Paulding County Accident
Recently, an eighteen year old and her 17 year old boyfriend were tragically killed in a horrific automobile accident in Paulding County, according to WSB TV. Family members report that the two teens had been together for two years and the parents of these teenagers are devastated. The teens were on the way to visit one of their mothers in the hospital at the time of the accident. A 16 year old sibling was also in the car at the time of the accident and was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
As of yet, no charges have been filed in the fatal accident. The Georgia State Patrol is reporting that the accident victims, driving in an Oldsmobile Alero, failed to yield while turning left. A 2007 Toyota Camry struck the Oldsmobile on the driver's side. The Oldsmobile then propelled across the road and flipped due to the impact. The driver of the Camry was hospitalized.
However, new information has come forward in the form of witness statements that may change the initial analysis of fault in the accident. At least one witness reports that the driver of the Camry was driving erratically along with a Ford Mustang. The vehicles were speeding and almost chasing one another, with the Camry ultimately colliding into the Oldsmobile. The witness claims that the Camry was the aggressor.
Stay Safe around Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive drivers pose a threat to all road users. Their erratic behavior and excessive speed can cause serious or even fatal accidents. If you encounter an aggressive driver, the tips below can help you to stay safe:
- Steer out of harm's way: If you witness an aggressive driver near you, the best way to protect yourself is to get out of the driver's way as soon as possible.
- Do not challenge or confront the driver: An aggressive driver can cause much frustration, but it is imperative that you remain calm and refrain from confronting the driver. Do not make eye contact with the aggressive driver and ignore any obscene gestures as angering an aggressive driver further can result in accidents.
- Call 911: If an aggressive driver is threatening your safety, call 911or instruct a passenger in the car to do so. Notifying police of the dangerous driver can help save your life and those around you.
If you are injured in an aggressive driving crash, contact a licensed Georgia automobile accident attorney as soon as possible so that you can learn of your rights as well as take the necessary steps to protect those rights.
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