The female victim of a fatal Brooks County crash has been identified. The Georgia State Patrol revealed the woman’s identity in an update released on Wednesday, April 14th. The GSP said 74-year-old Mary Giddens of Quitman lost control of her vehicle and crashed.
The single-vehicle accident happened on Tuesday, April 13th. The initial report revealed that at about 11:45 a.m., firefighters and other first responders arrived at Nankin Road following a single-vehicle accident report.
According to the Brooks County Fire Department, Giddens lost control of her vehicle, went off the road, and overturned. The collision ejected her from the car onto the roadway. She passed away at the accident scene. The GSP is handling the investigation into the Brooks County crash.
It is a known fact that older adults can drive well into their 80s and beyond as long as they remain in pristine physical and mental health. However, several of them get into accidents because of issues that come with age and other underlying medical conditions.
This is why older drivers must take extra care when on the road for their safety and other road users. Safety is key because age does not exempt anyone from the duty of care stipulated by law. A duty of care simply means that drivers irrespective of age must drive in a way that would not cause harm to other road users.
A breach of this duty and the presence of other factors are viable grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Irrespective of age, the at-fault driver would have to pay financial compensation, otherwise known as damages to the victim.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident that is not your fault, you should talk to an attorney. Contact our Georgia car accident lawyers today.