Complete Georgia accident reports and news.
When someone is injured in an accident in Georgia, it is important to gather information about what happens next.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling.
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Atlanta Police said Jorge Solis had been drinking and drove in the wrong direction on Interstate 75 south. His F-350 crashed into a passenger sedan with two adults and three children as occupants. Michael Furlow, 49, and two of the children died.
A Scion driven by a woman with two men as passengers, all believed to be in their late 20's, was westbound on I-16 at about 3:35 a.m. when it was struck from behind by a tanker truck driven by Christopher Hinson, 56.
18-year-old Janeal Priester was driving east on Old Villa Rica Road, and was attempting to turn left onto northbound Georgia Highway 61, but failed to yield to a southbound car on that road driven by Sarah Dowdy, 22.
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On the I-75 northbound ramp to I-285, 42,000 lbs. of watermelon spilled out of a semi truck and onto the road. The spill created a massive mess that closed the onramp for almost an hour while crews cleared the fruuit. No one was injured.
68-year-old Thomas Gerald Aldridge was riding a motorcycle on Buford Dam Road when he attempted to pass a vehicle at about 11:00 a.m. He accidentally clipped the rear of the vehicle he was trying to pass, lost control, and crashed into another vehicle. He was declared deceased at the scene.
After the collision, Quamaine Jones, 9, was pronounced deceased at Georgia Regents Children’s Medical Center, as well as Eric Jamal Simon, 9, who died four days afterward. Qumain was one of three who were taken to the hospital after the 5:30 p.m.
Natalie Barnard, 20 and Rachel Beckstrom, 19, were involvied in the crash on Matt Highway Friday afternoon, which occurred when a car driven by Barnard was crushed by a tractor-trailer as she was pulling out of a driveway. Natalie was killed and Beckstrom suffered serious injuries.
At 6 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 133 and Highway 112, known as Shanklin's Corner, two cars collided after one did not stop at a stop sign. The driver of one vehicle, Brionna Royale Vickers, was injured. A passenger in her car, Shatiena Hatcher, was killed in the impact.
A van full of church members from Love and Hugs Christian Tabernacle church was headed north on State Road 184 when it was hit head on by a car driven by Ryan Bellamy, 31, who was southbound but swerved into the oncoming lane at about 8:30 p.m.
Musician Frank Barham, who was traveling to Savannah, Georgia, from Atlanta via wheelchair for a benefit concert, died Wednesday in an collision on Ga.