Alcohol-Related Accident in North Georgia Kills Man and Two Young Children from Monroe County


March 01, 2017

Anytime someone is injured or killed as a result of an accident, the hardship can seem unbearable and endless. However, when young children are injured or killed, it can be even worse. Two young former Monroe County children have suffered a fate that no child or parent should experience. Both children were siblings, and both tragically lost their lives in an accident that should never have happened.

The accident occurred in northern Georgia when a 51-year-old man was driving a van on Highway 136 in Walker County, according to a local news report. A 5-year-old child was sitting in the backseat of the van, and the 10-year-old sibling was sitting in the front passenger seat. The accident took place when the 51-year-old driver lost control of the van, pushing him on the shoulder of the highway where he later struck a tree. The impact of collision sadly killed the 51-year-old man and the 5-year-old child. The 10-year-old sibling initially survived the accident, but later perished at a children's hospital.

Both the driver and the 5-year-old child were not wearing seatbelts. Additionally, the child was not secured in a booster seat, and in Georgia, any child under the age of eight must be secured in a booster seat. However, he was trapped in the car and had to be "cut out" before he could be taken to the hospital for emergency treatment. 

Was Alcohol to Blame?

It is too early to determine if the 51-year-old man (who was the fiancé of the siblings' mother) was under the influence of alcohol at the time this accident occurred. However, the Georgia State Patrol indicated that a cooler of beer and open containers were found on the floor of the van. While the early details may lead many people to infer that the 51-year-old man was under the influence of alcohol at the time this accident occurred, there are other factors aside from alcohol that may have contributed to the accident.  Only a thorough investigation can determine if this accident was preventable and if anything could have been done to reduce or eliminate the risk of fatal injuries to the man and two children.

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

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries resulting from any auto accident, it is a good idea to consider how a Georgia Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorney may be able to help you. All auto accidents have the potential to cause significant harm in the form of physical and mental injuries. With more than thirty years of experience, Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law strives to provide superior legal representation to injured individuals and their loved ones from all over Georgia.

Whether you have suffered injuries or you would like to speak with a legal professional about an injured loved one, the Georgia Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorneys of Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law have the dedication, skill, and experience to provide you with the guidance you need. For your free consultation, contact our office today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333). 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.

Source: http://www.advocateanddemocrat.com/news/article_dc83b7b5-4410-5a91-b62b-d800040fd481.html

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