A massive wreck on Georgia State Route 20 is responsible for sending four people to area hospitals. Multi-vehicle car accidents like this one are responsible for numerous injuries in Georgia and across the country. As these collisions impact so many people throughout the year on physical, financial and emotional levels, they deserve some attention.
This recent accident occurred in Cherokee Country near Beavers Road. Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services responded to a multi-vehicle collision involving a semi, a car and two pickup trucks. A 15-year-old boy was driving a large pickup eastbound when he clipped the back-end of a car. After striking the car, his pickup veered into oncoming traffic and struck a semi head-on; the semi then struck another pickup. The teenager and his passenger, along with the drivers of both the semi and other pickup were transported to nearby hospitals for medical care.
The current conditions of all those injured have not been released. Local authorities are still working on their investigation of the crash and have only released a few details. According to the State Patrol, the teenage driver deemed responsible for this wreck has been charged with following too closely.
Car accidents can result in serious injuries that require extensive medical care and rehabilitation in order to recover. Cost of these services can create a significant financial burden to victims, adding more stress to an already difficult situation. Those injured in this crash may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims against the driver responsible, or in this case, as the driver is a teenager claims can be filed against his parents or owner of the vehicle involved if different. If liability is established, a civil court in Georgia may award each victim financial relief for the damages they suffered in the crash.
Source: ajc.com, "Cherokee wreck sends three to hospitals", Michelle E. Shaw, July 17, 2014