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In 2011, 277 people died in drunk driving accidents in Georgia. The Georgia Governors’ Office of Highway Safety reports 23 percent of deadly car crashes in the state occurred because of impaired driving.  Nationwide, drunk driving causes as many as 10,000 deaths each year. refreshing-beer-1267279-m

When a driver makes the dangerous choice to be impaired behind the wheel, an Atlanta drunk driving accident lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.  can provide legal assistance to the victims injured or killed by the impaired motorist.  Even when victims are compensated for losses, unfortunately nothing can undo damage done when injuries are permanent or when death results from drunk driving. Prevention is always the goal and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced new technologies that could one day perhaps make drunk driving a thing of the past.

Can Technology End Atlanta Drunk Driving Accidents?

In the end of July, a multi- vehicle car crash on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta killed one person, according to news reports. Our Atlanta car accident attorneys know that these multi-vehicle accidents are dangerous, and that too many Georgians die unnecessarily in road accidents each year.

The accident happened just after midnight in the early hours of Saturday July 20, on the southbound side of the Connector near Ga. 166.  The chain of events started with a Jeep Compass, driven by 36 year old Jeremy Crawley, leaving the road, crashing into a retaining wall and then driving back into the road, stopping in one of the lanes.  Oncoming vehicles managed to stop, except for a Volvo X90, driven by 28 year old Hollis Hamilton Floyd, which rear ended one of the stopped cars, a Kia Forte.  The Kia was extensively damaged in the crash.  Adrianna Barron, a 23 year old, was a passenger in the Kia and was killed in the accident.  There were other injuries involved in the crash, but none were life threatening.

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Police suspected that alcohol played a role in this tragic accident.  So far, Jeremy Crawley has been charged in connection to the accident with failure to maintain a lane, DUI, and homicide by vehicle.  Hollis Hamilton Floyd has been charged with reckless driving, DUI, and homicide by vehicle, as well.