Effingham County GA - Fatal Crash with Semi Takes One Life on Hwy 17

Effingham County, GA – Fatal Crash with Semi Takes One Life on Hwy 17

Effingham County, GA (September 4, 2020) – A crash involving a semi-truck on a highway in Effingham County yesterday night turned fatal, taking the life of one individual.

Georgia State Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Highway 17 just north of US Highway 80 near the intersection with Jabez Jones Road. The wreck occurred on the night of Thursday, September 3. One woman was killed and four others were injured in the collision. 

According to information provided by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, the incident involved three cars that collided on the highway at approximately 6:15 p.m for reasons still under investigation by local police. 

Paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the crash in order to render aid to those injured. Upon arrival, they found that one female driver had already succumbed to her injuries and passed away. She remains unidentified at this time. 

The police stated that a semi-truck hit one of the three vehicles involved in the collision head-on at the intersection with Jabez Jones Road. 

Four people sustained serious injuries in the accident. One had to be airlifted to a nearby medical center for the treatment of critical injuries. 

No further information has been provided at this time concerning the details of the collision. 

GSP continues their investigation into the circumstances of the crash. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them and everyone that was affected by this tragedy. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided. 

Our local Georgia wrongful death attorney Kenneth S. Nugent is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions surrounding the fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 right now to be connected with our Georgia wrongful death lawyer who will provide you with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and will ensure that your legal rights are protected and asserted. Call us today. 

Georgia Auto Accidents

Effingham County GA - Fatal Crash with Semi Takes One Life on Hwy 17Thousands of people are injured per year in Georgia auto accidents. In 2018, over 145,000 people were injured due to car accidents in the Peach State. Additionally, over 1,400 people lost their lives due to fatal auto accidents that took place in Georgia in 2018. These collisions can occur for a multitude of different reasons. 

Distracted driving has been declared an epidemic in recent years in Atlanta, Georgia’s capital city. Thanks to the advent of smartphones, negligent drivers now have a whole new way to distract themselves from the road. Texting while driving has been attributed to a recent spike in traffic accident fatalities in Georgia over the past few years. According to information provided by the National Safety Council, the traffic accident fatality rate in Georgia increased by approximately 33% between the years 2014 and 2016. 

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When we lose a loved one in a careless, reckless, or negligent accident that could have been prevented, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make us feel complete again.  Filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties can ensure that you are able to cope with the loss of your family. 

 If you recently lost a loved one in a preventable accident, call to speak with our Georgia wrongful death lawyer, Kenneth S. Nugent, as soon as possible to protect your rights and get justice for your deceased family member. If you believe your loved one’s fatal accident was caused by another driver’s careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another, you need legal guidance. We can help you. To speak to Georgia wrongful death lawyer, Kenneth S. Nugent, call 1-888-657-1460 today.

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