By Laura Kelly
Over the holiday weekend, four motorists were killed in Georgia. The Georgia State Patrol reported 169 injuries and 280 wrecks during the 78-hour period ending on Monday night.
Cobb county resident, Eric Lynch, 18, was killed on Christmas night. Lynch lost control of his vehicle after speeding down the wet pavement of Pisgah Road and hit a utility pole, as reported by Cobb County spokesman Mike Bowman. Lynch was not wearing a seatbelt.
Another death occurred early Monday morning involving a driver not wearing a seat belt. 27-year-old David Jones, of Powder Springs, was killed near Five Oaks Place in Mableton after his Ford F-150 ran off the road and hit several trees. Jones was pronounced dead on the scene. Alcohol use is being considered a factor in the accident, said Bowman.
Buckling up can save your life. Hundreds of drivers are affected by alcohol, fatigue, bad weather and traffic jams, especially during the holidays, making Georgia's highways a dangerous place.
"It is so sad to hear about these accidents, especially during the holidays. My deepest sympathies go out to the family members of the drivers," said Atlanta personal injury lawyer, Gary Martin Hays. "When traveling this holiday season, make sure to buckle up and slow down, especially if the roads are wet. Speeding won't help you to get your destination any faster. Your safety is the number one priority. Don't risk it."
Attorneys at The Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays and Associates specialize in personal injury claims. If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident, call us today. Don't fight the insurance companies by yourself. Our expertly trained staff will settle your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. Call 1-800-989-HAYS for your free consultation.