Traffic signs and speed limits are implemented on the roads in Atlanta, and throughout Georgia, to regulate traffic. Further, these types of measures also help ensure the safety of the drivers on those roads. When motorists disregard such signs and speed limits, however, it may catch other drivers unprepared. As a result, they may be involved in auto accidents. Collisions such as these could lead to serious injuries or death for those involved.
According to reports, law enforcement believes a motorist running a stop sign may have played a part in a collision that occurred at an intersection in Lee County recently. Further, they believe speed was likely also a contributing factor. At last report, the car accident, which knocked down caution lights at the intersection, remained under investigation.
As a result of the collision, three people suffered injuries. Details regarding their specific injuries and their conditions were not disclosed. All three were reportedly taken to the hospital for treatment.
When people are injured in motor vehicle accidents, they may suffer serious injuries. As a result, they may face unexpected medical bills for the treatment they require and lost income while they are off of work recovering. This may affect their ability to provide for themselves and their families, as well as their ability to focus on healing. Depending on the circumstances, however, the drivers who cause such collisions may be held liable for the resulting damages. Therefore, those who have suffered injuries in a car crash may benefit from consulting with an attorney to discuss their options for pursuing financial compensation.
Source: WALB.com, “Three injured in Philema Rd. wreck,” Aaryn Valenzuela and Mike Fussell, March 29, 2016