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Georgia Driver Dies after Striking a Fence

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A man from Lawrenceville, Georgia died earlier today in a car accident. Arnulfo Barrera, 35 years old, was driving his car when it ran off a Lilburn road and hit an iron fence.

The car crash occurred around 4:15 a.m. and Barrera was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

When Barrera was heading north on Lilburn Stone Mountain Road in his 1994 Nissan Sentra, he failed to negotiate a curve—this caused his car to run off the road into the fence.

Barrera was driving alone. “Investigators are awaiting toxicology reports to determine if alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident, police said.”

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.