Six individuals were riding in a motor vehicle in Richmond County on a recent Saturday evening when, according to police reports, the vehicle flipped over multiple times. The car was traveling down the Bobby Jones Expressway while a 16-year-old female motorist was driving.
When police arrived at the accident scene, they found both a Bud Light brand margarita drink in a bottle and another kind of margarita drink in a can inside the vehicle. Police also claim that the driver was speeding through a curve at the time she lost control. As such, the driver of the car received a citation for open container violations, driving too fast given the road conditions, failing to maintain her lane and violating Class D Restrictions.
According to police investigators, one of the passengers in the vehicle was ejected, and one was partially ejected. Three of the individuals involved in the crash needed hospital care. Miraculously, no deaths were reported relating to the crash. Depending on the medical outcomes of the people riding in the car, the driver could face more severe violations than the ones she has already been charged with.
Individuals who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a northwest Georgia car crash may be able to seek financial compensation in civil court for the costs related to their medical care. Even in cases that involve a single vehicle car crash, when passengers suffer injuries, the driver may be liable for the costs of medical care, and other financial consequences, like lost wages, costs associated with disabilities, pain and suffering, punitive damages and more.
Source: wrdw.com, "UPDATE | Teen cited after car flips with 5 passengers on Bobby Jones Expressway 16-year-old driver cited in single-car crash with injuries," Sep. 12, 2016