Marietta, GA (July 21, 2021) – At 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, July 21, a fatal car accident occurred on a highway in Marietta.
According to Cobb County Police, the accident occurred in the northbound lanes of I-75 around the area of Delk Road and the South Marietta Parkway. A Chevrolet van was headed northbound when the driver’s tire went flat. The van slowed down as the driver tried to exit the roadway when it was suddenly struck from behind by a Ford F-150. The Ford was then struck from behind by a Scion. This led to extensive damages to the involved vehicles.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Toyota, who has only been identified as a male, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead while there. The driver of the Ford and four other passengers of vehicles were hospitalized with injuries, though their conditions are not yet known.
Police confirmed that the driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene on foot. The police did not say if they found the driver.
The roadway was blocked in the area for some time.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Fatal accidents happen every single day in the state of Georgia due to the negligence of others. In just one recent week’s time, approximately 31 lives were lost in fatal accidents due to reckless acts. These accidents happen due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal crash, you may be feeling alone and confused. Those who have suffered from these losses should have the help of an attorney on their side.
The loss of a loved one taken too soon in a Georgia car accident might be one of the most devastating things that you have ever endured, which is why you should speak with a Georgia car accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never stand alone after an accident that was caused by another party. If you have suffered from these losses, you should seek the immediate help of a Georgia wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our accident attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in car accidents. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for a wide array of aspects. If you have lost a loved one, you have options and should always have legal help on your side. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Georgia 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.