Three people were injured in an accident in Thomson on April 18. The crash occurred after one of the drivers involved ran a stop sign.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the incident took place at the intersection of GA 10 and Stagecoach Road. A Ford F-150, travelling west on Stagecoach Road, ran a stop sign and collided with a Ford Expedition that had been headed south on GA 10 towards Stagecoach Road. The Expedition rolled over as a result of the impact and finally came to a stop on the right side of the intersection.
The 18-year-old male driver of the F-150 was thrown from his vehicle from the passenger side and landed 15 feet away. The male driver of the Expedition and his female passenger were both injured in the incident. The woman was transported via air and the drivers via ambulance to GRU Medical Center. It was unclear if any other factors were involved in the accident. However, in similar car accidents, drivers have failed to stop at a stop sign due to things such as distracted driving, speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In cases such as this one, the injured victims might decide to file a personal injury claim against the driver deemed liable for the crash, particularly if there is evidence to support that the driver was negligent and directly responsible for the victims' injuries. Failing to follow the rules of traffic, for example by running a stop sign, might be used in a civil case as evidence of neglect or recklessness. A successful personal injury claim might result in compensation for expenses incurred by the victims due to the accident. These might include medical costs and lost wages. Additionally, victims might also pursue damages for the pain and suffering they experienced.