Driving on the streets of Atlanta requires all of one’s attention. There really is no room for distractions or impaired driving. Distractions can come in many forms including cell phones, the car’s stereo, passengers and even sights along the road. These things should be limited as much as possible to lower the risk of car accidents.
Distracted driving may have been the cause of a fatal accident in Atlanta recently. A Ford Taurus crashed into the back of a Honda Accord without seeming to even slow down. A witness said that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and the driver probably didn’t even see the other car before he hit it.
The 68-year-old driver of the Accord was traveling to church on a Sunday morning when she slowed down or stopped as she approached a traffic signal. The other car hit her from behind, causing a fire to break out in the woman’s car. A witness tried to free the woman from the flames, but was unsuccessful. Rescue crews eventually got her out, but she succumbed to her severe injuries after being transported to the hospital.
The driver of the Taurus, a young man, was injured in the accident, but is expected to recover. He had one passenger riding in the car with him at the time, but no word on whether she suffered injuries.
The family of the woman killed in this accident would be well advised to seek out the help of a lawyer. Doing so may enable them to receive compensation for the death of their loved one.
Source: WSB-TV, ” Police identify woman who died after SW Atlanta crash,” Sep. 15, 2013