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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.
Accident Reports by city
Most recent accident reports
On Wednesday afternoon the driver of a cement truck ran a red light, then overturned and caused an accident in the process that damaged a vehicle on North Decatur Road.
Leah O'Brien, 33, died in a Saturday night car crash in Decatur. O'Brien was a 5-year veteran teacher at Lakeside High School.
A man was killed Saturday afternoon in an accident with a train in Decatur, Georgia. He was riding his skateboard on train tracks near East Trinity Place and East College avenue when he was sruck by the oncoming train.
A crash occurred Sunday afternoon at Rock Chapel Road and Rockbridge when a 14-year-old driver lost control of his Chrysler Sebring, crossed the median, and was hit by a Honda Civic.
A man was riding his motorcycle west on Covington Hoghway when an SUV turned in front of him and struck him.
A vigil was held at Etowah High School Wednesday evening to honor a young woman killed in a car crash Tuesday night.
Lucy Boettcher, an Etowah High senior, was killed in the single-vehicle crash. Boettcher was set to graduate Friday evening.
Police in DeKalb County have found the truck they believe was involved in the fatal hit-and-run that killed a 2-year-old and injured another child.
Police are now searching for Concepcion Cruz, 57.
A woman has been arrested and charged in a single-vehicle wreck that injured a pedestrian and brought down two power poles in Brookhaven on Wednesday evening.
Cretesia Curtis, 34, was arrested and charged with DUI and other traffic charges.
A police chase ended with a suspect crashing his vehicle in DeKalb County Tuesday afternoon.
According to a representative from DeKalb County police, authorities responded to a burglary-in-progress call in the 1000 block of Celtic Circle in Stone Mountain at 1:35 p.m.