A driver passed away following a fiery car crash near Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta. The accident happened early Sunday morning, May 2nd, at about 5:30 a.m. According to the Atlanta Police Department, the wrecked car went off the road before bursting into flames.
A news report revealed that a white Chevrolet Impala was on Langford Parkway when the driver lost control. The car traveled through a fence, collided with a sign, and caught fire. The police have not released the identity of the decedent.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner described the victim as an unidentified Black man. The police have not revealed what led to the car crash near Greenbriar Mall. The investigation is ongoing, and there’s no additional information at this time.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in Georgia and the United States. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury deaths and the second leading cause of hospitalizations and ER visits.
In 2017 motor vehicle traffic accidents were the leading cause of injury deaths for children and adults between 5 and 24. The most common contributors to these accidents are running red lights, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, tailgating, and illegal lane changes. Lack of seatbelt usage contributes to the number of injuries and deaths in Georgia.
With the severity and frequency of car accidents, crash victims need to know what to do after a crash. Some of these actions include getting treatment, speaking with insurance providers, and contacting legal counsel.
Knowing the law on compensation and personal injury lawsuits is crucial for victims who want to get damages for their injuries and losses. Find out more on this by consulting our Georgia car accident lawyers.