Gainesville, GA (March 7, 2023) – A man was arrested following a DUI accident that led to injuries in Gainesville on Saturday, March 4.
According to Gainesville officials, the accident happened on Mountain View Road around a left-hand curve. Police confirmed that a 22-year-old man from Gainesville was traveling east in his Ford Fusion in the area when he failed to maintain his lane. This caused his vehicle to head into the other lane of traffic, colliding with a Dodge Dakota. The Dakota then ran off the side of the road and slammed into a mailbox before it came to a rest. The Fusion continued onward and collided head-on with a Honda Civic. The involved vehicles were badly damaged.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the Civic sustained multiple broken bones in the accident and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Their current condition is not yet known.
The 22-year-old Fusion driver was charged following the accident, as he was driving drunk at the time of the accident. He received charges of failing to maintain his lane, driving while unlicensed, driving under the influence, causing serious injury by vehicle, and having an open container of alcohol.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the parties who have been hurt in this accident. We hope that they will receive a speedy recovery.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Georgia
Drunk driving accidents are known for being some of the most reckless and severe accidents on our roads. Drivers are urged to never get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated so that these accidents can be prevented. Between 2003 and 2012, it was reported that 3,699 people were killed in fatal drunk driving accidents in Georgia and many others were injured. If you have been hurt in a drunk driving accident that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Getting back on your feet after a drunk driving accident is not always an easy thing to do. You may wonder what options you have after a collision, which is why speaking with a Gainesville car accident lawyer is necessary. Many serious injuries tend to result from car accidents in Georgia, which include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital for an extended period of time. On top of this, they sometimes cause them to miss out on time in the workplace. If your life has been affected by a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you should speak with a dedicated Gainesville personal injury lawyer immediately.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you after a serious car accident. We want to help you get the best possible outcome in your case. You should never have to worry about how you are going to afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you after a car accident. We are here to assist you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system. Please contact a car accident attorney in Gainesville at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified, so if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.
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