Covington, GA (April 9, 2023) – Five people were killed in a fatal car accident on a major roadway in Covington on the afternoon of Saturday, April 8.
According to Newton County officials, the accident happened in the afternoon hours on GA-142 just past Adams Circle. Police confirmed that a van was traveling on the highway when it was involved in a serious crash with a black pickup truck. The two vehicles were extensively damaged, and the van became completely engulfed in flames.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A total of five people were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. A sixth person, who was identified as the driver of the truck, was critically injured and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Police blocked off a large portion of the road as they worked to clear the scene. They discovered through their investigation that the driver of the pickup truck allegedly left their lane of traffic. They did not say if the driver will face criminal charges for the accident.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victims who had their lives taken prematurely in this fatal accident.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents have been happening more commonly than ever before in the state of Georgia. Though many of these accidents are fender-benders that lead to injuries, others are incredibly severe and take the lives of those involved. In 2020, it was reported that Georgia was 4th in the country for states with the most traffic-caused fatalities. This year, 1,664 people were killed in fatal car accidents, and many others were injured. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident, you and your family should know that you have many options moving forward with a claim.
It can be incredibly difficult to get back on your feet after losing a loved one in a fatal collision. You may wonder how you will move forward on a financial level as you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It can be stressful to deal with the aftermath of a fatal collision entirely on your own. There are many individuals who will be able to bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
You have options and should speak with a Covington wrongful death attorney immediately after an accident.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, are here to assist you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal collision in Georgia. We have a vast understanding of Georgia accident laws and will stand by your side in your time of need. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages during these difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Covington at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified, so if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.
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