Clayton, GA (September 28, 2022) – Two people were killed in a fatal head-on collision that took place on a Clayton highway on Wednesday afternoon, September 28.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened at 3:14 p.m. on Long Creek Highway just over the Georgia state line coming from South Carolina. Police confirmed that a passenger vehicle was traveling west on the highway when the driver’s vehicle suddenly collided head-on with a pickup truck. The vehicles involved in the accident were left with extensive damage due to the collision.
Several local responders, including paramedics and Clayton fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the passenger vehicle, as well as the passenger, sustained severe trauma and were both pronounced dead at the scene. Those inside the pickup truck were taken to local hospitals by medical helicopter but are expected to be okay.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for a period of time. This led to delays until the scene was fully cleared.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the families and friends of the victims involved in this accident. We also hope that the injured parties will receive a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Georgia sees a large number of car accidents on its roads every single day. Though many car accidents within the state lead to injuries, others take the lives of those involved. In just one week, it is estimated that approximately 31 people are killed as a result of Georgia car accidents. These accidents take on many forms but head-on collisions are known for taking a large number of lives. Approximately 10% of head-on collisions lead to fatalities. If you have lost someone you love in a car accident, speaking with a legal advocate is one of the best decisions that you can make moving forward.
You may wonder what options you have after you have lost someone close to you in a fatal collision. Speaking with a Clayton car accident lawyer can ensure that your rights are protected after an accident. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to deal with the stressful aftermath of a fatal accident, especially knowing how complex wrongful death claims can be. If you have lost someone close to you, you should speak with a Clayton wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you and your family after you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident. Having the assistance of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the legal system for the first time. We will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Clayton at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help you.
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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.