On August 7, 2021, A Nissan Altima crossed the center lane while traveling North toward Savannah on US Highway 280. The Nissan collided head-on with a Toyota Camry, killing the driver of the Toyota and the passenger in the Nissan. The full story can be found here.

The driver of the Nissan was transported to the hospital with severe injuries.

Two other vehicles traveling north were also involved and had to leave the roadway. Both of those drivers were transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family-members.

Upward Trend in Traffic Fatalities in 2020

According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic deaths rose in 2020 by 7.2% nationally even though we saw a reduction of 13.2% in miles traveled. The year of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, was the deadliest year on highways since 2007.

If your family member or loved one suffered a fatality on Georgia’s roadways, you may be entitled to some compensation. We all owe a duty to one another while operating a motor vehicle and the victims. Our civil justice system allows family members of those killed as a result of the negligence of other motorists to recovery monetary damages. In the process, the at-fault driver will be held accountable for his or her negligence.

The attorneys at Jarrett & Price have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and their family members. Give us a call if you would like to speak directly with an attorney about a potential case. 912-401-8880.