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Memorial Weekend Car Crashes Less than Expected in Georgia

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According to the Walb News, 18 deaths were predicted to occur over the Memorial Weekend in Georgia. Georgia’s highways are usually packed and over a holiday weekend like Memorial Weekend, more traffic is always expected.

But the numbers of fatalities did not reach this high number. Nine people have been reported dead from car crashes on Georgia Highways over this past weekend.

Walb News stated that there were 2,363 crashes since 6 p.m. last Friday evening.

One of Georgia’s nine fatalities occurred Sunday night in Stewart County. James Huddleston was driving on Hospital Road when his car overturned. As his car overturned, he hit a tree. This tragic car accident occurred after 10 p.m.

According to the report, Huddleston was not wearing his seat belt. Investigators are still trying to discover the cause of Huddleston’s car accident.

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.

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  1. Mike Bryant says:
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    Good thing for your state, Minnesota went the other way and had one of it’s most tragic weekends in a long time.