A driver died in Bibb County following a traffic accident on Interstate 75 southbound. In a press release, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said the Interstate 75 solo car crash happened early Sunday morning, December 12th. The cause of the accident was not immediately available.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened around 12:30 a.m. near Arkwright Road. According to eyewitnesses, a car traveling southbound on the Interstate lost control and went off the road. The vehicle got stuck between two guardrails and then hit a signpost.
The driver of the car passed away at the accident scene. The sheriff’s office identified the motorist as 32-year-old Stevie Jones Jr. of Macon. The next of kin has been notified, and the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with relevant information on the Interstate 75 solo car crash should contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-CRIME.
A single-vehicle accident, as the name implies, involves only a driver. This accident type happens for several reasons like driving under the influence, speeding, mechanical failure, etc. Since the crash involves only the vehicle driver, there is usually no compensation claim against another party. However, if mechanical failure caused the crash, the driver can sue the vehicle manufacturer or mechanic.
Things are different where the crash involved two or more vehicles. Here, it is crucial to identify the driver whose actions caused the accident. Such a driver would be the fault party, and anybody affected by their action will be a victim. Under Georgia law, crash victims can request financial compensation by filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
It is prudent to hire a Georgia car accident lawyer in either case. Contact us today at Calvin Smith Law for more information.