Zebulon, GA (March 13, 2023) – On Sunday, March 13, a woman was killed in a fatal car accident that took place at a Zebulon intersection that involved a DUI driver.
According to Pike County officials, the accident happened around 1 a.m. at the intersection of GA-109 and Kings Road. Police confirmed that two vehicles were traveling in the area when they entered the intersection at the exact same time. One of the vehicles, identified as a Toyota sedan, went off the side of the road and collided with several trees, ejecting a passenger inside. The other vehicle, identified as a Lincoln Navigator, was badly damaged in the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The passenger inside the Toyota who was ejected, identified as a 31-year-old woman, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Lincoln, identified as an adult male, was transported to Spalding Regional Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
Police determined that the driver of the Toyota, identified as a 35-year-old man, was driving under the influence at the time of the crash. He received medical treatment and was then charged with driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, driving without a license, and more.
The roadway was blocked off for an extended period of time.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this horrific accident.
Fatal DUI Accidents in Georgia
DUI accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents that take place on our roads in Georgia. These accidents tend to use a lot of force and lead to severe damages, as well as sometimes taking the lives of those involved. Between the years 2003 and 2012, it was reported that approximately 3,699 people were killed in fatal DUI accidents and many others were seriously injured. Losing someone close to you in a fatal DUI accident can come as a shock. If you have lost somebody due to one of these violent accidents, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests as you move forward.
The aftermath of a fatal accident can be too much for families to handle. As such, you and your family may be left with a lot of questions that you cannot answer on your own. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the many bills that keep piling up against you. This can be a stressful time in your life. This is why you should speak with a dedicated Zebulon wrongful death attorney after a fatal collision.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused your family in the event of a fatal crash. You may be eligible for various types of compensation. These include some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Zebulon at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you.
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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