Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol expect to file a drunk driving charge against one of the drivers involved in a head-on collision in Lumpkin County this week. DUI accidents occur far too frequently in Georgia, often resulting in devastating injuries or tragic loss of life. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, consult our skilled DUI accident lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of DUI accident victims and their families throughout the state of Georgia. With our reputable DUI accident lawyers on your side, you can ensure that your rights are protected, and seek fair and timely reimbursement for your car accident injuries and medical expenses.
Suspected Drunk Driver Crossed Center Line
The Georgia car accident took place just south of Azalea Ridge, at about 8:00 pm on September 11. According to Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Curtis W. Bradshaw, Jr. the alleged drunk driver, 75-year-old Alan Vincent Malm, was traveling north on Long Branch Road in Lumpkin County, when he attempted to negotiate a curve and struck a Volkswagen Jetta traveling in the opposite direction. Bradshaw reports that the Jetta was carrying three people – the driver, 19-year-old Draven Tyler Hunter, and passengers, 20-year-old Chelsea Breanna Randall, and 21-year-old Dillon Austin Pitts. Following the GA drunk driving accident, Hunter was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center, while Randall and Pitts were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Our DUI Accident Lawyers Can Help
Malm, the alleged drunk driver, also suffered non-life threatening injuries in the head-on collision, and was transported to the medical center in Gainesville for treatment. According to Bradshaw, Malm will be hit with numerous charges in the head-on collision, including DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol), failure to maintain lane, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, two counts of felony serious injury by vehicle, and a seatbelt violation for failing to obey Georgia's seat belt regulations. If you have suffered injuries in a Georgia DUI accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal wreck with a suspected drunk driver, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the driver found at-fault in the wreck, in order to pursue financial compensation for your losses.