Georgia Actress Killed in Roadway Accident
Actress Thadea Williams’ promising career was tragically cut short on February 28 when she was killed in a late-night traffic accident in Savannah. The 30-year-old Stone Mountain resident, who appeared in such films as The Hunger Games, Fast and Furious 7, and The Single Moms Club, was a passenger sitting in the front seat of a Hyundai Accent driven by Antiqua Walker when the vehicle’s check-engine light turned on. The driver stopped the car in the left-turn lane, and the two exited to examine the vehicle.
At 3:13 a.m., as Williams and Walker stood in the roadway on DeRenne Avenue near Reynolds Street, Williams was allegedly struck by a Chevrolet Camaro. A passenger inside the Camaro quickly placed Williams in the vehicle and brought her to Candler Hospital, but the accident proved fatal for the young actress.
Staying safe when a car becomes disabled
Williams’ untimely death underscores the importance of getting yourself and everyone else involved to safety, out of the roadway, when you’ve had an accident or experienced car trouble. If you or your vehicle must remain in a driving lane, use flares or reflectors to warn drivers of your presence. This is especially important at night, when it is harder for drivers to see pedestrians and stopped vehicles in front of them. If there has been an accident, you should call the police and exchange insurance and contact information with any other drivers involved in the wreck at a safe distance from the road.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a traffic accident, contact a compassionate Atlanta personal injury attorney at McMenamy Law LLC to learn how we can help.