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In the past 20 years, more than 30 percent of all deaths in motor vehicle accidents have occurred in crashes involving at least one motorist who was intoxicated at the time of the fatal accident. Costs associated with drunk driving losses total around $60 billion annually when considering medical and legal expenses, wage loss, and lost productivity. glass-of-wine-1423645-m

An Atlanta DUI accident lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter can help victims who got hurt in drunk driving crashes so they can pursue a claim for compensation. A driver who was drunk and who causes an accident must compensate victims for their injuries or compensate surviving family members of people killed in crashes. Far too many families end up facing the grief of a permanent injury or death due to a drunk driver, and Georgia laws aim to get these victims the money they need so they can try to pick up the pieces and move on.

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Our Atlanta car accident attorneys know that car accidents take too many lives unnecessarily each year.  Last weekend was a particularly deadly one in the Atlanta area according to news reports. There were car crashes in Clayton, Cobb, and Fulton counties last weekend, which in total caused the death of four people.

On Saturday, a garbage truck rolled over while exiting I-75 at the Cleveland Avenue ramp, killing 54 year old Derryl Simmons, an Atlanta public works employee.  Another employee was injured and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.  A city spokesperson told reporters that alcohol was involved in this crash.  Apparently a colleague warned the city months before Mr. Simmons’s death that there were alcohol issues with some employees, saying, “I tried to speak up when I worked down there”.  The former employee wanted to remain anonymous but said he knew Mr. Simmons and hoped it would show the city they need to do something and take actual action.  The city responded with Interim Director of Communications Carlos Campos writing, “The City of Atlanta has a zero-tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use and routinely conducts random screenings.  An internal investigation is being conducted and we will take appropriate action based on the outcome of that investigation.”  The spokesperson said police were seeking arrest warrants against the driver on charges of first degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, and failure to maintain lane.

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In another accident on Saturday, 20 year old Peter James Judson was hit and killed when hit by a truck on I-85 near the Ga. 400 interchange.  In that accident a passenger tried to climb out a window in the moving car, which then pulled over.  Then Judson walked into traffic where he was hit, and he died at the scene.  The driver that hit him was injured and taken to the hospital.  Rodrigo Solorio, 17 years old, also died on Saturday in a Cobb County wreck.  Solorio was driving a blue 1989 Nissan 240SX southbound on Austell Road.  He attempted to turn left in front of a black 2002 Range Rover driven by 45 year old Wilson Marcellus, and the Range Rover smashed into Solorio’s driver’s side.  Solorio died of his injures and Marcellus and a passenger in his car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Late on Sunday night there was a crash in Clayton County near the intersection of Ga. 85 and Ga. 138 and one person was killed.  The driver of the other car was taken to the hospital.  Investigations into that crash continued on Monday.

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.