A traffic collision on Outer Loop 10 in Athens-Clarke County claimed one life. The two-vehicle accident happened on Wednesday morning, September 1st. The cause of the accident is unknown at the time of this report.
According to the Athens-Clarke Police Department, the collision on Outer Loop 10 occurred precisely on the Milledge Avenue overpass of GA Outer Loop 10. The investigators said that at about 7:20 a.m., a Chevrolet Tahoe and a Ford Taurus collided while traveling in the same direction on the Loop.
The impact caused the Tahoe to flip and land on its roof. The driver, 50-year-old Dianna Brown, died from injuries sustained in the collision. The driver of the Taurus suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and medics conveyed him to the hospital for treatment.
The police said this was the 15th fatal motor vehicle crash in Athens in 2021. Anyone who witnessed the accident should contact the Athens-Clarke Police Department.
When a traffic collision occurs, there is usually a fault party and a victim. The fault driver is the person who breached the duty of care and whose negligence caused the accident. The victim is the person whom the fault driver’s actions cause injuries, property damage, or both.
Following an accident, the responding law enforcement agency investigates to determine the fault party and victim. Under Georgia’s fault-based system, the responsible driver will compensate the victim for their injuries. The settlement covers the money spent getting treatment, the income lost during that period, and the emotional damage.
The victim would also get compensated for their damaged car and any other damaged personal property. A victim who desires the maximum compensation should hire an attorney. Contact us at Calvin Smith Law to learn how an experienced Georgia car accident lawyer can help you.