Thomasville, GA (March 29, 2023) On Wednesday afternoon around 4:15 p.m., a fatal accident occurred when a driver failed to yield on GA 38. Kaitlyn Wills was driving west on GA 38 in her Toyota Corolla, while Carl Mayhall was heading south on Gatlin Creek Road.
Mayhall stopped at the stop sign but then attempted to cross over the westbound lanes of GA 38 without yielding to Wills, causing Wills to collide with Mayhall’s Honda Acc
ord on the driver’s side. The impact caused Wills to come to an uncontrolled final rest in the median of GA 38 facing west, while Mayhall’s car traveled across the median and hit the guard rail before coming to rest against the north guard rail.
Upon responding to the incident, the Georgia State Patrol had to extricate Mayhall from the vehicle and then called EMS, who took both Wills and Mayhall to Archbold Medical Center. Mayhall was later pronounced dead.
One of Mayhall’s former students, Krissy Finch, took to Facebook to express the lifelong impact Mayhall had on her life. She described Mayhall as her favorite teacher of all time, a father figure, and one of the biggest personal cheerleaders she ever had in her corner. Mayhall was also Teacher of the Year in 1999, thanks to his caring demeanor and ability to push students to greatness.
Finch recounted how Mayhall had helped her learn to stand on her own two feet by selecting her for a Debussy flute solo her senior year and working with her for hours to improve. She said it had been 22 years since Mayhall was her teacher, but his impact on her life was still palpable.
Mayhall was 70 years old at the time of his passing, but his legacy will endure forever in the hearts of all his students and former educators.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Nobody knows how hazardous a car accident can actually be until it happens to them. Though most car accidents are minor fender-benders, others are incredibly catastrophic in nature and take the lives of those involved. In just one recent year’s time in the state of Georgia, it is estimated that 1,588 fatal car accidents took place, leading to the fatalities of 1,730 victims. Losing somebody close to you can be incredibly tough for your family, leaving you with many questions. This is why you should have an attorney on your side who has handled these claims in the past.
If you have experienced the unexpected loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident, you and your family will likely be feeling alone and confused. Speaking with an Atlanta car accident attorney can help you during these challenging times. As you work toward the financial compensation you deserve with the help of a legal advocate, you will find that there is time to take a breath and grieve the loss of your loved one. A wrongful death claim is not always easy to bring on your own, which is why you should speak with a knowledgeable Atlanta wrongful death and personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, are here to help you and your family after you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident. We have years of experience handling these complex claims and will aggressively fight to protect your rights in your time of need. You may find that you are eligible for some of the following financial aspects:
Lost income and future lost income
Pain and suffering
Funeral and burial expenses
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