Officers with the Georgia State Patrol are investigating a tragic wrong-way car accident on Georgia’s State Route 15 that killed two people and left at least one other person injured late last month. Collisions involving vehicles traveling the wrong way are one of the most serious types of highway accidents, and while these kinds of wrecks occur relatively infrequently, they are much more likely to result in serious and fatal injuries than other types of traffic accidents. If you have been injured in a serious motor vehicle accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, consult our knowledgeable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Pick-Up Driver Crossed Center Link in Fatal Wreck
According to Appling County Sheriff Benny Deloach, the fatal Georgia car accident took place at about 11:30 p.m., approximately 15 miles south of Baxley, GA. The accident report indicates that a Chevrolet pick-up truck crossed onto the wrong side of Highway 15 and struck a Plymouth Neon head-on. The driver of the Neon, 23-year-old Ana Arredondo, and a passenger, 24-year-old Rolando Arredondo, died at the scene of the accident. Another passenger in the Neon, 18-year-old Elizabeth Mandosa, was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah with unknown injuries. The driver of the pick-up truck, 23-year-old Mark Allan Hayes of Jacksonville, Florida, was transported to Appling Hospital as a precaution, and could be facing charges for the deadly car accident.
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The majority of wrong-way accidents on highways in Georgia and throughout the United States are devastating head-on collisions, and, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, a recent study in Virginia found that the fatality rate for wrong-way accidents on highways is 27 times that of other types of motor vehicle wrecks. If you have suffered injuries in a wrong-way car accident in Georgia, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal collision caused by the negligence of another motorist, contact our reputable car accident lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak today. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our skilled attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of car accident victims and their families throughout the state of Georgia.