Gwinnett Police Search for Witnesses to Fatal Accident
Gwinnett County police are reaching out to the public to ask for help in finding witnesses to a December accident that left one person dead and another in serious condition at a local hospital.
The accident occurred December 9 at approximately 5 p.m. at the intersection of Patricia Terrace and Loganville Highway. According to police, the driver of a car made an illegal turn in front of a motorcycle, which led to a collision. The 20-year-old passenger on the motorcycle died at the scene of the crash, and the 72-year-old man driving the car has been charged with serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, making an unsafe U-turn and first-degree vehicular homicide.
Why police search for witnesses
Witnesses to auto accidents can help provide an unbiased account of what exactly happened. They can establish a timeline of events, help police officers determine whether any traffic laws were violated in the time leading up to the collision and ultimately give testimony that helps determine which party was at fault.
In addition to providing information to law enforcement officers, these witnesses can also be brought into court if litigation occurs after the accident.
In this particular case, police have already distributed photographs from the scene and believe there was a specific person on hand who could have information that helps the case proceed. Anyone who does have information about the accident is encouraged to get in touch with Gwinnett County accident investigators.
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