Covington, GA – Five People Killed, One Injured in Head-On Collision

Covington, Georgia (April 8, 2023) – A van collided with a pickup truck on a Georgia highway, killing five people and injuring one.

The accident occurred on State Route 142 in Covington, east of Atlanta, on Saturday. According to a Sargent with the Newton County Sheriff’s Department, all five of those killed were in the van.

According to sheriff’s investigators, the pickup driver was hospitalized in critical condition.

Investigators stated that rain was falling at the time of the accident, but they had not determined if the weather was a factor in the crash.

A man who lives near the scene of the accident said he heard the crash and ran out to help.

There wasn’t an inch of that van that wasn’t on fire. ” the mad said.  “The thud I heard was like there was no brakes. It wasn’t a screech, it was a direct hit.”

According to the man, he grabbed a kitchen fire extinguisher, but the fire was too large.

Preliminary investigations found that the truck left its lane prior to the collision. Deputies would not say whether the pickup driver would face charges.

The names of those killed or injured were not immediately released by authorities.


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Fatal Accidents in Georgia 

A close friend or family member losing their life or suffering serious injuries in a car accident is everyone’s worst nightmare. After a loved one is killed in an accident, a family may experience both financial and emotional hardship.

A person injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence has the legal right to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation from the negligent driver. They have a claim for any direct expenses incurred as a result of the accident.

The surviving family members of an accident victim may sue the at-fault driver for wrongful death if the victim passes away as a result of their injuries. The family of the deceased will be able to fight for justice for their loved one.

The family can file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain financial compensation for the funeral costs and emotional suffering brought on by their loved one’s untimely passing.

The last thing on your mind is likely to be settling an insurance claim or bringing a wrongful death lawsuit when a family member dies as a result of another person’s negligence. On the other hand, the statute of limitations severely restricts the amount of time you have to bring a wrongful death claim, so you should act quickly. 

A Wrongful Death Lawyer will make certain that you receive the following restitution:

  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Future Income
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Emotional Trauma

If a family member was killed in a car accident, you should contact a Wrongful Death Attorney right away. Without the assistance of a lawyer, obtaining the compensation you are owed can be difficult.

The Brown Firm’s Fatal Car Accident Lawyers have represented the families of wrongful death victims for many years.

We are dedicated to doing everything in our power to ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to as a result of the tragic loss of a loved one.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our highly experienced legal professionals, call (800) 529-1441 today.

Note: This post was built using information obtained from third parties, such as news articles and accounts provided by third parties with first-hand knowledge. The information on this accident has not been independently verified. If you discover any inaccuracies in the details, please let us know as soon as possible. We will modify the post so that it contains accurate information. 

Disclaimer: At The Brown Firm, we are continuously working to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been devastated by the consequence of many accidents. We seek to educate people in our community about these accidents in the hopes that it would encourage them to take precautions in the future to reduce the risk of major accidents. These posts should not be interpreted in any way that suggests that a business transaction is being sought. No part of this article should ever be considered professional advice in any field, including medicine or the law. We hope that those affected by these accidents will receive a rapid recovery.

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