- posted: Feb. 18, 2016
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
Three men were killed in an auto accident in Midtown Atlanta in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 9. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle, and the car ultimately flipped over on Interstate 75. The freeway had to be closed for several hours while responders cleared the wreckage.
The men were 24, 33 and 36 years old, all from the metropolitan Atlanta area. They were driving south on the Buford Highway Connector at approximately 3 a.m. in the driver’s 2012 Audi A3, when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle first veered off along the Spring Street ramp, colliding with a barrier and traveling along a nearby wall before flipping and landing upside down on the northbound section of I-75.
According to police, the car was instantly crushed from the blow and the men were dead on impact.
Motorists may be liable for single-vehicle accidents
When a driver causes injury or death to passengers also in the vehicle, he or she could be considered liable for those injuries or deaths, depending on the circumstances of the accident. If, for example, the driver was found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, was somehow distracted behind the wheel or was breaking any sort of traffic law, the families of the victims in such an accident could potentially file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the driver — assuming he or she were to survive.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover monetary compensation. Speak with an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney at McMenamy Law LLC to learn more about you options.