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Georgia Family Perishes in Car Crash on Way to Walt Disney World

November 08, 2015

Tragedy met a Georgia family as they attempted to celebrate a special birthday. The family decided to take a spur of the moment vacation to Walt Disney World to celebrate their daughter's first birthday. Unfortunately, they never made it. Their vehicle was rear ended on the drive down and flipped over before catching fire. The car accident claimed the lives of the parents and young child inside. The driver of the other vehicle was driving on a suspended license. He has been charged with drug possession, unlawful speeding and texting while driving.

Safe Driving Tips for Your Road Trip

As this horrific accident demonstrates, accidents can occur during road trips, even when you as the driver take all necessary safety precautions. The following is a look at some safe driving tips, among others, that you should follow before setting off across state lines.

  1. Bring your vehicle in for a tune up: Before long distance traveling, it is recommended that you bring your car in to a mechanic to ensure it is in proper working order. Your mechanic should check your tires, belts, battery, fluids and air conditioning.
  2. Get a good night's sleep: Drowsy driving contributes to hundreds of thousands of accidents annually. The night before your road trip, go to bed early and ensure you are well rested. Switch off with another driver regularly for long stretches if at all possible or pull over to rest in a safe location as needed.
  3. Ensure your child is in the appropriate car or booster seat: Check to be sure that your child is in an age appropriate child seat or booster seat. Many parents unknowingly do not install their child's seats correctly. Find a nearby seat check location to have a trained car seat tech check on your installation. Generally, a fire station or even a major toy store will offer this assistance.
  4. Pack an emergency kit: It is recommended that you pack an emergency kit that includes water, a flashlight, jumper cables, a first aid kit, a fully charged cell phone, flares, tools to change a tire and warm blankets. You should also btain a roadside assistance plan through either your automobile insurance carrier or an outside company.
  5. Pack safely: If you need to put luggage on top of the car, ensure that it is done properly with the right equipment and that your car has this capability. Place items within the car at a lower elevation so that they cannot fly forward in the event of a sudden stop.

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If you injured in an automobile accident, contact the Georgia Auto Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our firm is dedicated to assisting those injured in all manner of traffic accidents across Georgia and in the Southeast and we bring over 37 years of experience to your car accident case, providing you with the compassionate representation you need to protect your rights. The sooner you act after your injury, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.


Category: Auto Accidents

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