An automobile accident on Friday night involving a pickup truck, a MARTA bus and a car killed 2 people in Atlanta. According to this report, a speeding Dodge pickup truck hit a MARTA bus at a Southwest Atlanta intersection. The impact caused the pickup to become air borne, crashing down on a nearby passenger car. The 2 occupants of the car were killed instantly. The driver of the pickup truck suffered moderate injuries, and was rushed to the hospital, where he is listed as being in stable condition. Police have not yet filed criminal charges against the pickup driver and have confirmed that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
Judging from the impact of the accident, the pickup driver seemed to have been driving at excessively high speeds. Speeding is one of the most avoidable driving behaviors. When a motorist drives at excessive speed, he risks not only his own life, but also the lives of dozens of other motorists who are sharing the road with him. A crash involving a speeding car almost always results in severe and catastrophic injuries and death. The kind of injuries that result from such crashes are life altering ones like brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputations, which can drastically alter the quality of a person's life.
As a Peachtree City Wrongful Death Lawyer I have litigated cases for people who have suffered serious injuries in a crash where speeding was one of the primary factors. No matter what the compensation amount, it can never return the quality of life that was enjoyed before the crash. Many victims depend on the damages they receive to bear their expensive medical treatment, rehabilitation therapy and income replacement.
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