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| Childers, Schlueter & Smith

The Moultrie Observer reported that a woman from Hartsfield died this past Thursday in a car wreck.

The car accident occurred around 2:45 pm. Phyllis Sellers Orozco, of 706 Faison Road, was driving north on Faison Road when she veered onto the shoulder. It appears that she overcorrected and veered to the other side of the road and the car then overturned when she attempted to turn the car back.

When Orozco’s car overturned, she was tragically ejected from her car. When help arrived, she was pronounced dead at the scene and the car was lying upside down in a ditch off the road.

The Georgia State Patrol is currently investigating this tragic car accident. A report on this car accident has not been available, but is expected within the next couple of days.

Our thoughts are with Orozco’s family in this tragic 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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