The Georgia State Patrol identified the man killed in a traffic collision near Dublin in Laurens County. The GSP released the victim’s name on Monday, November 29th. The victim killed in a wrong-way accident on Thanksgiving night was identified as Mohamed Karj of Savannah.
The collision happened on Thursday, November 25th, on Interstate 16. According to the state patrol, they were on their way to respond to a call of a wrong-way driver when they received information that the driver had caused an accident. The preliminary investigation showed that a Chevy Impala driven by 76-year-old Jana Alligood of Caldwell traveled west on the eastbound lane of Interstate 16.
The woman then struck the victim’s car head-on killing him. The state patrol said Alligood was airlifted to the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent, for treatment. The GSP said on Monday that charges are pending against Alligood in connection to the accident.
The collision near Dublin remains under investigation with the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team assisting. There is no additional information.
A wrong-way driver travels in the opposite direction against the flow of traffic. Usually, driving the wrong way leads to head-on collisions, and the wrong-way driver is often the fault party. Under the Georgia fault-accident system, the fault party compensates the victim for the harm caused to them in the accident.
Harm here involves the injuries from the collision, emotional injuries, and financial losses from the accident. For the victim’s claim against the fault party to succeed, they must establish the four elements of negligence. This includes the duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
Proving the elements of negligence requires the expertise and knowledge of a legal practitioner. This is what we offer you at Calvin Smith Law. Contact our Georgia car accident lawyer today.