Our Atlanta car accident attorneys know that car accidents are dangerous, and too often fatal. Reckless driving can cause the death of innocent people who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and often destroy more than one life. Sometimes these accidents give rise to criminal charges, as was the case in a fatal accident in Villa Rica last summer.
On August 5, 2013, 42 year old Helen Lamar Rushton caused a car accident on Highway 166 near Villa Rica due to reckless driving under the influence of amphetamines. She was east of Mallard Drive when her car hit two oncoming vehicles with her 2003 Mazda Tribute. The accident occurred as she crossed the center lane to try to pass a tractor trailer in a no passing zone, driving faster than the posted speed limit. The accident that August evening injured 69 year old James Dee Mount. He was taken to the hospital but died several days later from his injuries at Atlanta Medical Center. The driver of the other car hit was 18 year old Grey Quinton Lyons from Carrollton.
After the accident, Ms. Rushton called 46 year old Sherry Maxine Carney. Ms. Carney came to the scene of the accident and picked up Ms. Rushton, according to the Georgia State Patrol and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The two women left the scene allegedly without reporting the accident.