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Georgia State Patrol Athens Post reported that a 41 year old Robert Mcilwain was tragically killed near Dry Pond Road this past Friday.

A tractor trailer hit his car and pushed it into the path of another semi-truck. The car then overturned, according to AcessNorthGa.

The driver of the tractor trailer also had serious injuries. Mcilwain was wearing a seatbelt during this car accident.

GSP officials said charges are pending. The car accident included three semi-trucks, a pick-up and Mcilwain’s Honda CR-V.

Our thoughts are with Mcilwain’s family at this time.

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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