11182017Headline:

Atlanta, Georgia

HomeGeorgiaAtlanta

Email Jessica Smagacz Jessica Smagacz on LinkedIn
Jessica Smagacz
Jessica Smagacz
Contributor •

Deadly Car Accident Beginning of the New Year

Comments Off

Robert Stanley McElhannon of Monroe, Georgia died after a traffic accident this past Monday. It was in the afternoon when his car collided with another car at the intersection of Highway 78 and Youth-Monroe Road, the Walton Tribune reports.

He was turning left onto Highway 78 when his car pulled in front of a second car traveling east on Highway 78. Unfortunately, his car was struck in the driver’s door.

Robert McElhannon died shortly after this tragic car crash. The Georgia State Patrol is currently investigating this horrible car accident.

This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with those injured and the family of Robert Stanley McElhannon.

Do you know what do to if you are in a car accident? As our past post discussed, here is what you need to know if you are in a car accident:

Immediately call the police. When the police arrive, they know exactly what to do. The police will also create a police report after interviewing all witnesses and determining who is at fault.

Make sure everyone else is safe.

Gather information. You must get the other driver’s information such as the vehicle’s VIN number, insurance information, and license plate number.

Seek medical attention/help. Car accidents can cause serious injuries, even injuries that do not arise until much later after the car accident. It is important to see a doctor to evaluate your condition.

If you have a camera, take pictures of the cars involved in the accident.

Call/seek an attorney.

According to Ezine articles, there are several things you MUST not do after you are in a car accident:

Admit fault; leave the scene; wait for insurance companies to contact you or take too much time to call an attorney; sign anything without knowing what the papers say or means.