Driver Charged in Tragic Georgia Accident that Caused the Death of a Young Father


July 02, 2016

Criminal conduct coupled with negligent driving can cause needless car accidents that leave innocent victims injured or killed. Whatever the reason may be, many accidents are the result of criminal behavior. A recent accident that tragically left a young father dead is just one example. As a 26-year-old man was traveling down a city street, his Monte Carlo was struck by a Dodge Challenger traveling at more than 100 miles per hour. The impact was so extreme that it tore the young man's vehicle in half, resulting in a fiery explosion.

Police Had Been Chasing Driver Shortly Before the Accident

The driver of the Dodge Challenger has been charged with multiple felonies, including homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, and fleeing and eluding police. In addition to these felony charges, there were already warrants issued for the man's arrest, relating to his failure to register as a sex offender pertaining to a prior statutory rape conviction. Further, not only was an innocent 26-year-old man sadly killed because of criminal conduct, but a passenger in the Dodge Challenger was also seriously injured.  Ironically, the only person to escape from the accident without suffering serious injuries was the man being charged.

A 5-Year Old Boy Must Move On Without His Father

Loss of life is the worst outcome possible to any motor vehicle accident, and the pain extends to loved ones who must go through life without a parent, child, sibling or other relative. This recent preventable accident caused a 5-year-old boy to lose his father. While the boy may presently be too young to understand what fully happened, he will undoubtedly have questions as he gets older. He does not deserve to suffer the loss of his father in such a tragic way, especially when criminal conduct was involved.

What Do the Loved Ones of Accident Victims have?

In Georgia, family members of those tragically killed in automobile accidents caused by negligence or criminal acts can pursue a wrongful death claim to recover full value of the of loss of their loved ones.  Decisions about what legal options to pursue should always be discussed with a qualified attorney. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys understand the significant hardship placed on families of those tragically killed in auto accidents.  If you have lost a loved one in a tragic accident caused by someone else, our attorneys can examine the facts and circumstances of what transpired and advise on what options your family has moving forward.

Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

It is unfortunate that a young father lost his life as a result of another driver's decision to drive more than 100 miles per hour with no regard to public safety. This is an accident that certainly did not need to happen, but unfortunately it is also the type of accident that continues to consistently occur. If you have suffered injuries or lost a loved one as a result of a car accident, you should speak with a highly skilled Georgia Car Accident Attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. Montlick & Associates has more than thirty years of experience helping injured victims fight for their rights and interests. To speak with an attorney about your situation, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333) to schedule your free consultation. You may also visit us online at www.montlick.com to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Auto Accidents

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