Georgia auto accident attorneys are waiting to see whether a grand jury will indict a fired Georgia state trooper who allegedly caused a crash that killed two teenagers. An investigation revealed that the trooper was disciplined twice previously for driving infractions while on the job, car accident lawyers note.
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Officer Was Allegedly Travelling At 90 mph In A 55mph Zone When Crash Occurred
An investigation is still ongoing in the case of a state trooper who allegedly caused a fatal crash on Georgia Highway 1. WSB-TV reported that two teenage boys were injured and two teenage girls died after the car they were driving was struck by the trooper’s cruiser. It is reported that the trooper was not on an emergency and his cruiser did not have sirens or lights going when the crash occurred. The speed limit for that portion of road was 55 miles per hour. The officer was allegedly travelling at 90 mph.
A supervising officer with the Georgia State Patrol, upon hearing of the tragedy, offered a word of caution to his fellow officers stating:
“Do your job, be careful doing your job, but be aware that every action that we make affects not only us, but it affects the people around us. It affects our families, it affects other families.”
The officer, who was fired after the September 2015 crash, could still face criminal charges and it has been revealed the trooper had two previous accidents for which he was given a letter of instruction and a verbal warning. It is unknown whether those accidents caused injury to anyone, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver or passenger is killed in a car accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a car accident are advised to seek a qualified car accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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