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Complete DeKalb County, GA accident reports and news.

Accidents in DeKalb County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In DeKalb County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in DeKalb County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a DeKalb County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

What to do after a serious injury accident in DeKalb County

When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in DeKalb County, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a DeKalb County personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.

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Huge rise in traffic deaths in DeKalb County and nationwide in 2016

In DeKalb County, the statistics for 2014, provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, are:

Fatalities: 55

Injuries: 11812

Crashes: 38627

Speed-related fatal crashes: 11

These disturbing statistics should concern us all, since Georgians should expect that our roadways are getting safer, yet data shows this isn't always the case.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Sun, 01/08/2017 Train Accident 67-year-old man killed when freight train strikes car at North Clarendon and East Ponce de Leon avenues in Scottdale, Georgia
Sun, 01/01/2017 Car Accident Three people critically injured in crash on Interstate 285 in DeKalb County, Georgia
Sun, 12/18/2016 Car Accident Fernando Mares, 21, dead; 4 teens critical after single-vehicle crash on Clairmont Road in Brookhaven, Georgia
Mon, 12/12/2016 Truck Accident Tractor-trailer overturns on NB I-85 in DeKalb County, Georgia
Sun, 12/11/2016 Other Type of Accident Woman injured in house fire caused by space heater on Porter Road in DeKalb County, Georgia
Fri, 12/09/2016 Pedestrian Accident Man dies after vehicle strikes him on Covington Highway, flees scene in Lithonia, Georgia
Wed, 12/07/2016 Car Accident Driver dead after Maserati crashes into home on North Druid Hills Road in Brookhaven, Georgia
Mon, 10/17/2016 Car Accident Suspect ejected from car after police pursuit, crash on Highway 78 in DeKalb County, Georgia
Thu, 09/15/2016 Bus Accident 13 hospitalized after MARTA bus, vehicle collide on Memorial Drive near North Hairston Street in Stone Mountain, Georgia
Thu, 09/08/2016 Car Accident Yudrian Yelson Berduo-Gonzalez, 26, and one person killed when pickup crashes into parked car, tree on Tilly Mill Road in Doraville, Georgia
Tue, 08/23/2016 Truck Accident Truck crash with injuries reported on Interstate 285 in DeKalb County, Georgia
Sun, 07/10/2016 Motorcycle Accident Motorcyclist Karlyn Adams, 31, killed in rear-end collision on I-20 at Wesley Chapel Road in DeKalb County, Georgia
Sun, 07/03/2016 Car Accident Jamon Freeman, Jr., 23, killed and several people injured in multi-vehicle crash on South Hairston Road in Decatur, Georgia
Tue, 06/14/2016 Car Accident 3 arrested after police pursuit, 7-car crash on I-20 in DeKalb County, Georgia
Sun, 05/15/2016 Other Type of Accident 4 injured in deck collapse at The Landmark at Banyan Bay apartments in DeKalb County, Georgia
Tue, 04/05/2016 Car Accident 4 adults, 2 children injured in wreck on I-285W near Bouldercrest Road in DeKalb County, Georgia
Fri, 03/25/2016 Car Accident One person killed and two injured in two-vehicle crash on Covington Highway in DeKalb County, Georgia
Thu, 03/24/2016 Car Accident Exzavier Wade killed when his car crashes into tree during rain on Owens Mill Road in Stone Mountain, Georgia
Wed, 03/23/2016 Pedestrian Accident Orlando McCollough killed in collision with hit-and-run driver on Columbia Drive in DeKalb County, Georgia - family asks for witnesses
Wed, 03/09/2016 Motorcycle Accident Jeffery Scribner, 40, dies in motorcycle crash on I-285 in DeKalb County, Georgia