Welcome to another addition of the Georgia Lawyer and the McClelland Accident Report. Every week in Georgia, a number of accidents occur, and the is blog will highlight some of the newsworthy accidents reported in the local press.
In Dekalb County Accident News, a local office was hurt following a funeral service. He was not killed so there is no irony, just really bad luck for the individual. The Dekalb County Police Officer was on a motorcycle, and he was escorting a funeral service in Snellville, Georgia (in Gwinnett County) when the officer was hit by another car causing injuries to the officer. The accident happened on Wisteria Drive between Georgia 78 and Georgia 124 this Friday. The Dekalb Officer was injured, but not fatally so. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for his treatment.
Fatal Wreck on Highway 16
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck on Highway 16 East Saturday morning in which alcohol may have been a factor. Zachary Campbell-Hovland, 21, faces a charge of first degree vehicular homicide in the death of 62-year-old Sondra Lynn Reece, according to Senior Trooper K.J. Searcy of the Georgia State Patrol.
Two vehicles hit each other head-on near. Campbell-Hovland continued in the westbound lane and struck a white Ford Mustang head-on, instantly killing Reece. Sutton was taken to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Campbell-Hovland was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Neither suffered fatal injuries. Searcy suspects that Campbell-Hovland was drunk at the time of the accident, but the blood results are still pending at the time of the legal post.
Witnesses claimed to have smelled alcohol coming from the Jeep, but we must wait to see if they stick with their story. Another witness claimed to have reported that Campbell-Hovland struck two construction barrels right before the accident.
Georgia Southern Student In Deadly Accident
A Georgia Southern University student died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Effingham County.
Kyle David Turansky, 19, of Warner Robins, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck in the 2900 block of Sandhill Road.
Witnesses to the accident reported Turansky, who was driving a Ford F-150 truck, was northbound on Sandhill Road when his truck crossed the center line and struck head-on a tow truck that was pulling a utility vehicle.
The Ford flipped, landed in a yard and caught on fire, entrapping Turansky in the fire.
No charges have been filed in the accident and no other injuries were reported
Parasail Accident Kills Georgia Woman
OK, we all have wanted to go prarsailing, but were all afraid of it. I am not sure why I am scared, but after hearing about this recent accident. A woman has died days after a parasail’s tether detached from a boat during a Florida vacation. She was from Georgia, and just there for a vacation. The accident does not seem like what you would think. If you landed in the water, it seems like you might be alright. No, wait, that is why people jump off of bridges, I guess. Never mind. Well, the person who hit the water sadly passed away and the person who hit the beach was only slightly injured.
Alejandra White and Shaun Ladd the Atlanta vacationers that were hurt when the tether between a towboat and their harness broke, sending the woman into the water and the man hit the beach. To make it worse, after White landed on the beach, he was dragged behind the chute through beach umbrellas and into a post on a volleyball court.
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Georgia Man Dies on Interstate 85
A two car accident kills a Georgia man recently. According to the Lee County Coroner’s Office, two vehicles were traveling north when the driver of one vehicle attempted to changed lanes and apparently hit the second vehicle and went into the median and flipped several times.
According to the reports the driver was partially ejected from the car but was wearing his seatbelt. He was immediately taken to the East Alabama Medical Center emergency room, however he was pronounced dead soon after arrival. He suffered multiple blunt force trauma. The driver and passenger were taken to the emergency room with non-life threatening injuries from the Georgia accident.
If you need an attorney in the Henry County area, contact our law office for representation by your McDonough Accident Lawyer. Accident occur all the time on Interstate 75 going through Henry County, and you need an attorney in the area that can represent you interest and get you the compensation that you deserve.
Iraqi Vets Injured in Hit and Run Accident
In some more weird accident news, two solders that were not injured on the battlefield in Iraq, but got injured during a hit-and-run accident in Lithonia, Georgia which is in Dekalb County.
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Police are searching for the driver, but have yet to locate the fleeing drivers. The hit-and-run crash that totaled the vet’s Suzuki motorcycle. He was taken to the hospital with a concussion which is a mild traumatic brain injury. Haynes’ wife, Krista suffered scrapes and bruises, but nothing too serious or life threatening.
DeKalb County police said eyewitnesses spotted the hit-and-run driver fleeing the scene. The police report indicates the driver told someone on the phone the she had just hit someone, but that is hearsay and probably not true in my opinion.
“Whether she said it or not, to hit somebody and see somebody laid out and to still drive off that speaks a lot about somebody’s character,” said Stanley Haynes. DeKalb County police said they are searching for a tan colored Toyota sedan.
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