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Georgia car accidents: Driver arrested after fatal crash

A fatal crash in Georgia claimed the life of one woman and left another individual injured. This collision, which occurred in Savannah, had police on the lookout for the person considered responsible. According to police, a young man turned himself in the following day for his role in the crash. As car accidents that result in fatalities can leave surviving family members seeking answers, this turn of events may provide a bit of comfort as the investigation moves forward.

A single-vehicle crash occurred near the beginning of August on Wilmington Island Road. The driver, a 25-year-old male, apparently failed to negotiate a curve while speeding and collided with trees on the side of the road. A passenger in the vehicle, a 40-year-old woman, died in the crash. Another passenger suffered unknown injuries and was transported to a medical facility for care.

According to local law enforcement, both the driver and a third passenger left the scene of the accident before officers arrived. The driver, who faces several charges including vehicular homicide and leaving the scene, recently turned himself in. It is unknown if any charges have been filed against the third passenger. At this time, police have not provided any information regarding factors that may have contributed to the crash.

Fatal car accidents, whether the result of a single or multi-vehicle collision, are a serious matter. In this case, along with the criminal charges the driver faces, the surviving victim and family of the deceased retain the right to pursue civil claims against this individual. Legal complaints that are successfully litigated in a Georgia court may result in monetary compensation for the losses suffered as a direct result of this collision.

Source: wjcl.com, "Driver arrested in fatal Wilmington Island crash", Rob Macko, Aug. 10, 2014

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