4-Vehicle Accident Kills 1, Injures 4
A four-vehicle crash in Georgia on the evening of March 28 killed one person. The collision took place when a 2005 Dodge Magnum traveled north on Mableton Parkway and entered the Mableton Parkway and Lee Industrial Boulevard intersection. The driver ran a red light and hit a Toyota Sequoia that was proceeding with a green light.
The Dodge hit the left side of the other vehicle, and the 51-year-old female driver of the Toyota died at the crash site. She was traveling with her 74-year-old mother, 14-year-old son and two-year-old dog. The driver's mother went to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition, but a family friend reported that the woman successfully underwent surgery while the son was released from the hospital after receiving treatment for a broken finger.
Two other vehicles were involved in the crash as the Toyota rolled over and hit a Ford Mustang while the Dodge also hit a Mercedes-Benz. These vehicles were both stopped on Mableton Parkway at the red light. The driver of the Mustang was reportedly at Atlanta Medical Center in stable condition, and the Mercedes-Benz driver refused medical treatment. The 20-year-old Mableton woman driving the Dodge received serious injuries but was in stable condition at Grady.
Motor vehicle accidents involving multiple cars often pose problems when police are conducting an official investigation, as there may have been more than one driver at fault. When the evidence is clear, however, as in a situation where a vehicle runs a red light and collides with another car that has the right of way, the process of obtaining compensation from the negligent driver is made somewhat easier for an attorney representing an injured victim.