Georgia Trooper Found to be Speeding at Time of Accident that Killed Two Teens
New evidence has emerged that the Georgia trooper involved in a highway crash that killed two teenage girls was speeding at the time of the accident. We previously reported on this tragic accident that claimed the lives of a 16 and 17 year old. The teens had pulled onto Highway 27 in front of a state trooper. The trooper crashed into the back of the sedan carrying the girls and two other teens. In light of the probe's findings, the 26 year old trooper involved in the accident has been fired. It is reported that the former Marine was driving at 90 miles per hour and was not responding to a work call. Though the trooper has expressed deep regret over his actions, this is not the first car accident he has caused. In fact, it appears to be his third crash involving negligence, though the other two did not have to do with speed. Investigations are ongoing and it is unclear at this time whether the trooper will be charged with a crime.
Speed Claims the Lives of Thousands Annually
The car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have witnessed time and time again the devastating impact of speeding. We have assisted a number of clients who were seriously injured or lost family members due to other drivers who exceeded the speed limit. Speed is one of the most common causes of car accidents and speed related crashes kill thousands each year.
According to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Highway Loss Data Institute, speed is a factor in about 30 percent of all fatal car accidents. Annually, close to 10,000 people are killed due to speed each year. The percentage of crash deaths involving speed is actually higher on minor roads than on freeways and interstates or other major roads. This appears to indicate that more drivers use excessive speed when traveling on a smaller, less crowded country or back roads than those traveling on major highways. This could be in part due to the inability to speed on major roadways due to other vehicles or fear of speeding on major roads that are better patrolled then minor roads.
Those involved in speed related accidents will often experience head injuries, broken bones, internal organ damage and other serious injuries. These injuries will incur extensive medical expenses, require time off work, and could create long term rehabilitation needs. If you have been injured in a speed related automobile crash, you should consult with an attorney, who can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened as well as take the necessary steps to protect your rights.
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If you injured in a car or other traffic accident, contact the Georgia Automobile 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 35 years of experience to your car accident case. The sooner you act after your accident, 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 www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.