Heavy Rain Over Last Weekend Impacted Road Accidents

Our Atlanta car accident attorneys, like everyone in the area, spent last weekend trying to stay dry and safe in the stormy weather. Area news reports highlighted the flash flood warnings and rain in northern Georgia. Several parks were closed due to rising water from local creeks and rivers. Tree branches felled power lines and thousands of Georgians were without power. Some areas got five inches of rain, with three inches on Saturday alone, a record for the area. This weather also had an impact on the roadways, which were slick with rain, and there were two horrific vehicle accidents on Saturday in Greene County with two fatalities. tractortrailer.jpg

At 11:25am about three miles west of Lake Oconee Parkway on I-20, 26 year old Coranda Nicole Peeples, from Morrow, was driving her Honda Accord when she lost control of the car, crossed the median and was hit by an oncoming tractor trailer. The impact sliced the car into two pieces and Ms. Peeples and her 29 year old passenger, Calverence Roshard Lee from Wrens, Georgia, were ejected from the car. Calverence Roshard Lee tragically died and Coranda Nicole Peeples was taken to Athens Regional hospital with serious injuries.

Another fatal crash happened at 2pm on the same road when a tractor trailer approached traffic backed up by the first accident near mile marker 127, hitting a Ford Crown Victoria. The Crown Victoria went into a spin, was hit by the tractor trailer a second time and then hit the back end of a different tractor trailer. A 17 year old passenger in the back seat of the car, Annaleah Karth from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was killed in that accident and three other people in the car were taken to the hospital. The driver of the tractor trailer was taken to the hospital as well. This crash is still under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol, and charges may be pending in this accident.

Both of these tragic accidents, and the deaths that resulted, were partially caused by the bad weather but both could have also been influences by driver error. This shows how vitally important it is to drive more carefully in the rain when the roads are slick. A minor mistake in driving could cause even more harm in these dangerous situations than it normally would, and people’s lives are at stake, so drivers must be aware of the consequences.

Atlanta Car and Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a family member have been injured by a negligent driver of a personal vehicle or a commercial tractor trailer, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter can able to help you understand your case and any options to move forward with legal avenues. Our lawyers have worked with all different types of vehicle accident cases and will work to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Contact the Law Office of Sammons & Carpenter as soon as possible at 404-814-8948, or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form for a free consultation today.

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