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The West Georgian reported that last week on Saturday, March 14th, Willie Pitts died after a tragic car accident. Willie Pitts was only 21 years old and “one of West Georgia’s finest athletes.”

Others involved in the car accident were placed in intensive care. Willie Pitts is from Tallahassee, Florida and was traveling in a car when it hydroplaned and overturned, hitting a tree on Interstate 85 in Lee County, Ala.

The car accident occurred near Opelika, Ala. around 11:30 p.m. Hillary Dennis, 58 and the driver, and his son, Calvin Dennis, 18, were both injured seriously in the car accident and remain in intensive care.

Both Pitts and Dennis played football for West Georgia Wolves in the 2008 season and were on their way home to Florida for spring break vacation.

Our thoughts are with both families.

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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