Two people were killed in an early-morning car accident in Newton County, Georgia earlier this month, and police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The Georgia State Patrol originally indicated that five people were injured in a five-vehicle wreck, but it has since been reported that the accident actually involved three vehicles and five people, including one pedestrian. If you have suffered injuries in a serious pedestrian accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, contact our personal injury lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical expenses, which our legal team can help you pursue.
Two Killed, Three Injured in I-20 Wreck
The deadly Georgia car accident took place at about 3:30 a.m. on November 10, in the southbound lanes of Interstate-20 in Newton County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic ran out of gas and was stopped on the shoulder of the highway. The driver of a 1997 Toyota Camry had stopped to offer assistance to the stranded vehicle and was parked in the right travel lane when a 2004 Jeep driven by 28-year-old Kevin Poynter rear-ended the Camry and sideswiped the Chevrolet. The pedestrian standing between the two vehicles was killed in the collision and a passenger in the Camry also died at the scene. Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in the fatal car accident, and charges are pending against Poynter.
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The consequences of car accidents are devastating enough, but when a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle, especially one operated by an impaired driver, he or she is almost guaranteed to be seriously injured or killed in the collision. If you have been injured in a Georgia pedestrian accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle, consult our knowledgeable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim against the driver found at-fault in the accident, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our lawyers have years of experience protecting the rights of pedestrian accident victims and their families throughout the state of Georgia.