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Truck Driver Gets Five Years for Georgia Crash Killing Five Women

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that a tractor-trailer driver will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to causing a crash on I-16 that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students and seriously injured two others. John Wayne Johnson, 56, admitted in a deposition that he’d used his cellphone to text and exchange sexually […]

Was the Accident that Killed Star Trek Actor Due to an Auto Defect?

Actor Anton Yelchin, who played Ensign Chekov in three recent Star Trek films, may have died due to a defective auto part and a faulty recall system that keeps too many dangerous vehicles on the road. Mr. Yelchin, 27, died on Sunday, June 19, when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled forward down the steep […]

Deadly Five-Vehicle Accident After Driver Jumps Median

On July 3, a driver was killed and his female passenger critically injured in Decatur when he swerved his car across a median into oncoming traffic, where it collided with four other vehicles in succession. Fox 5 reported that 23-year-old Jamon Freeman sideswiped a silver Hyundai Sonata before striking a red Cadillac CTS, a U.S. […]

A Roundabout Way of Avoiding Accidents

If you have an intersection in your neighborhood that’s undergoing construction, you might be surprised to learn the local authorities have opted to build a roundabout rather than install a traffic light. The Georgia Department of Transportation is actively pushing roundabouts as alternatives to traditional intersections. The GDOT is convinced that roundabouts are safer than […]

Georgia DOT Digging for Diamonds Across the State

If you’ve been frustrated by heavily congested traffic in Gwinnett, Cobb and Chatham counties, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to know that relief is on the way, in the form of Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs). The GDOT has four projects under design or construction, following the successful introduction of two DDIs in DeKalb […]

Accident on GA-6 Fits Upward Trend in Older Biker Deaths

A Sunday excursion on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle ended tragically for a husband and wife on Georgia Highway 6. According to the Georgia State Patrol, it was around midnight, July 3, when a westbound 1999 F-150 pickup clipped a 2002 Chevy Silverado, causing that truck to collide with the motorcycle. LeAnne Dobson was killed and Robert […]

Boy, 8, Critical After Car Eluding Police Crashes

On June 28, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that an eight-year-old boy had been placed on life support after a stolen Dodge Challenger, pursued by police, crashed into the Dodge Charger in which he was riding. The collision occurred shortly after 2:40 p.m., Monday, June 27, at the intersection of Boat Rock Road and Fulton Industrial […]

Georgia Supreme Court Says Hospital Can Be Liable for Successful Intubation

A woman whose mother was intubated and kept alive until her kidneys shut down — despite her wishes stated in an advance directive — can sue the healthcare provider for breach of agreement, negligence, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to a July 5 decision by the Georgia Supreme Court. The court upheld […]

One Driver Dead as Two Dump Trucks Plunge from Yellow River Bridge

A deadly crash is under investigation after two dump trucks collided and plunged over opposite sides of a bridge crossing the Yellow River on the I-20 Access Road near Covington. The two trucks were from the same company, G &J Trucking, heading to the same work site. The drivers were coworkers and friends, and the […]

Injured Clayton County Firefighters Involved in Wreck Save Girl’s Life

A fire truck and another vehicle collided this May on a Clayton County road when an 18-year-old woman ran a red light and hit the side of the truck. The crash resulted in multiple injuries, with the most serious being a six-year-old girl in cardiac arrest. The child was airlifted to a medical facility but […]