Loss of Control Accident Kills Two at MARTA Bus Stop


March 20, 2016

Recently, two people were tragically killed as they waited at a MARTA bus stop in Roswell. The accident occurred when a driver headed along Alpharetta Street attempted to pass a MARTA bus, but lost control and veered into a bus stop. One pedestrian was sadly killed instantly in the accident and another two were rushed to the hospital. Later, a second victim perished due to injuries sustained in the crash. Now, the local community is mourning the loss of two of its members.

At Montlick and Associates, our car accident attorneys assist clients on a daily basis who have sustained serious injuries in car accidents across the state. We understand how frightening it is to be injured in a car accident. You might feel stressed and overwhelmed by your injuries and the financial implications of your accident, but it is important to recognize that you are not alone.  Our firm is here to help eligible car accident victims across Georgia.

Unsafe Passing

The practice of passing slower vehicles in front of you can be extremely dangerous if drivers do not use caution when performing this maneuver. Passing most often occurs on two lane roads in which cars that are behind slower vehicles may desire to go around them. Rural roads are some of the most common places for passing. Roadways will designate whether passing is permitted in a given area, but it is still up to the driver to ensure it is safe to pass and that he or she does so in a reasonable manner.

One study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration found that passing accidents are generally more severe than non-passing accidents. Passing car accidents can result in several types of collisions, including:

  • Sideswipe accidents: The passing vehicle may collide into the side of the other vehicle, which can present considerable hazards due to the speed generally involved. These accidents can also occur the other way around, when the vehicle being passed collides with the side of the passing car.
  • Run off road accidents: While passing, cars will need to speed up considerably. They can lose control while attempting to pass and skid off of the road in either direction.
  • Head on accidents: Head on accidents are the most severe of all passing accidents. When a vehicle fails to examine traffic coming from the other direction, misjudges the speed of an oncoming car, or otherwise collides with a car approaching from the other direction, the results can be catastrophic.

Current accident statistics should serve as a reminder to all drivers to use caution when they attempt to pass another car or other vehicle in front of them. Passing is legal in some areas, but must only be performed with caution and care.

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Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates diligently and compassionately represent those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away and we will even come to you. Call us 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.

Source:
http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/109344556-story

 

Category: Auto Accidents

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