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Tragic Car Accident Takes Life of One in Dekalb County, Georgia

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According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a car accident occurred early today on the Stone Mountain Freeway in Dekalb County, Georgia.

This car accident occurred around 1 a.m. in the eastbound lanes between I-285 and Brockett Road. It involved two vehicles.

One person was tragically killed. No identity of the person killed was released and no other details have been released about this car wreck.

The highway was once again reopened today around 4:30 a.m. after the wreckage was cleared.

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.