Georgia Traffic Accident and Fatality Statistics for Christmas 2018

The official statistics for Georgia traffic fatalities for the 2018 Christmas travel period are in and tragically 26 people lost their lives. According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, there were 700 traffic crashes resulting in 333 injured persons handled just by the Georgia State Patrol (not accounting for local agencies). The Georgia State Patrol alone also made 285 DUI arrests.

Of the fatal accidents in Georgia for the 2018 Christmas travel period, the incidents occurred in the jurisdiction of the following agencies: Georgia State Patrol, Atlanta Police Department, Gwinnett County Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, DeKalb County Police Department, Clayton County Police Department, Savannah Police Department, Lawrenceville Police Department, Dade County Sheriff’s Office, and Floyd County Police Department.

These statistics are based on a 126 hour travel period from 6:00 PM, Friday, December 21, 2018 to 11:59 PM, Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a Georgia traffic accident, please contact Gwinnett County based personal injury lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation. 

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.

Gwinnett County Man Killed in Oconee County Car Accident

This entry by Lawrenceville, GA personal injury and wrongful death lawyer Richard Armond focuses on a recent news story involving a tragic car accident. According to the AJC, a Gwinnett County man was killed and his wife was seriously injured in a car accident on Ga-316 in Oconee County yesterday. The report indicates another vehicle turned in front of the Gwinnett County couple and that charges are expected to be filed against the other driver.  The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash. 

Incidents such as this one result in lost lives and catastrophic injuries which severely change lives. It is important to have an experienced car accident attorney handling any homicide by vehicle or serious injury by vehicle case. 

Anyone has driven Ga-316 has seen firsthand the dangers of this highway. Most of 316 has a speed limit of 65 mph and cars and trucks drive like it is an interstate highway. However, smaller roads intersect 316 across Gwinnett, Barrow, and Oconee Counties, and many of these intersections do not even have traffic lights. 

Please keep your thought and prayers with the woman who was seriously injured and lost her husband. If you drive Ga-316 please be careful.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a car accident in Georgia, please contact Gwinnett County based personal injury and wrongful death lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation. 

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.