The Albany Police Department responded to the scene of a severe vehicle crash on Saturday, January 1st. The cause of the Albany single-vehicle crash was not immediately available.
The accident report disclosed that 49-year-old Eric Lamar Reese of Albany sustained fatal injuries after getting ejected from his 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer and then getting struck by it. The crash happened on the 800 block of Turner Field Road around 7:58 p.m.
The police said Reese traveled north on Turner Field Road and struck the east curb adjacent to the highway. The car rotated counterclockwise and went off the road onto the east shoulder. The vehicle struck a transformer box and then overturned.
The Albany single-vehicle crash investigators said he was ejected in the process, got stuck by the Chevrolet, and sustained fatal injuries. The APD has notified his family members. Patrolman Daryl Gutierrez was the primary investigator at the scene and received assistance from Lt. William Dowdell.
Motor vehicle collisions are an everyday occurrence and claim many lives. Those who don’t die sustain severe injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, etc. These injuries often require extensive treatment before the victim gets better.
As a result, the victim accumulates significant medical bills that they may not pay due to the suddenness of the accident. However, Georgia law allows accident victims to file a compensation claim against the fault party. A successful claim means compensation for the injuries and property losses. It covers medical expenses and the cost of medical equipment, vehicle repair, physical pain, suffering, emotional anguish, etc.
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