At least seven people including two elderly individuals have been injured in a wrong-way car accident that occurred in Georgia. The accident occurred as the two elderly individuals aged 82 and 83, were traveling south in the northbound lanes of a freeway when they collided with another vehicle in the In that other vehicle the occupants, including a 10-year-old, an 8-year-old, and a 6-year-old child were all injured in the accident. The 83-year-old man that was in the Buick Lucerne was listed in critical condition while his 82-year-old wife was listed in stable condition.
Driver error is one of many common causes of automobile accidents across the United States. It only takes a split second for an accident to occur after a driver makes a wrong turn on a certain roadway. This incident demonstrates how easily one mistake can cause a serious accident and ultimately affect many people at once. The elderly driver in the Buick vehicle was simply trying to exit a roadway and collided with an oncoming vehicle. This is very similar to accidents that occur at intersections. In those instances, drivers attempt to cross the roadway without yielding to other drivers first. Sometimes they may not see the approaching vehicle before it is too late and end up in a side-impact collision.
This accident was much worse because it was a head-on collision involving a larger vehicle colliding with a smaller one. Many SUV’s are very large vehicles and carry more weight, especially with a higher number of passengers in them. As a result, the impact at which the collision occurs could be serious enough to cause major injuries for the victims. The worse part of this accident is not only were elderly people seriously injured but also young children as well. Although they did not suffer significant injuries, the impact of a head-on collision could have caused serious injuries for everyone involved.Posted in: Auto Accidents