Vehicle Collision in Austell Leaves Two Drivers With Injuries

collision on Outer Loop 10

A vehicle collision in Austell left two drivers with different degrees of injuries. In a press release by Cobb County officials on Monday, December 14th, they disclosed that the crash took place around 4:11 a.m. on Thursday, December 10th. 

It occurred precisely on C.H. James Parkway at Humphries Hill Road. The release stated that investigators with the Cobb County Police Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) responded at the crash site for preliminary investigation.

The officers uncovered that a gold 2006 Infiniti G35 traveled northbound on C.H. James Parkway before turning onto Humphries. Simultaneously, a 2017 Toyota RAV4 was heading south on C.H. The second vehicle then struck the first one for unknown reasons.

The Infiniti driver, identified as 30-year-old Kahlil Harper of Powder Springs, sustained life-threatening injuries. Medics conveyed her to Kennestone Hospital for treatment. The Toyota driver, 60-year-old Jeffery Nelson, of Dallas, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at Cobb General Hospital.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the vehicle collision in Austell or has relevant information should contact the Cobb County Police Department’s STEP unit on the listed line. 

Car accident investigations are crucial in determining fault in an accident and freeing one of the drivers involved from liability. To achieve this, law enforcement officers carry out reconstruction of the crash scene, take statements from witnesses and those involved, and use video footage. 

Once investigators determine fault, they recommend the relevant criminal charge to the District Attorney’s Office. They can also absolve both drivers of blame when factors beyond their control caused the occurrence. However, if there’s an at-fault driver, the person apart from a criminal trial may face a civil lawsuit from the victim with a Georgia car accident attorney’s assistance. 

Source: https://www.cobbcounty.org/public-safety/police/news/serious-injury-vehicle-crash-dec-10th

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