Hiawassee, GA – One Dead, Five Seriously Injured in Head-On With Dump Truck

Hiawassee, Georgia (July 11, 2023) – According to Georgia troopers, a 63-year-old man was killed, and five others were seriously injured when a dump truck lost control on a curve and collided with an oncoming vehicle.

According to Georgia State Patrol, it happened just before 1 p.m. on Friday, July 7, on State Route 17 in Hiawassee.

Troopers said that the dump truck was heading north and preparing to round a curve when it “experienced a possible mechanical issue” and veered into the southbound lanes.

The 2008 GMC Sierra was heading home from a water park when it was hit head-on. 

According to troopers, the out-of-control dump truck pushed the SUV onto the highway’s shoulder before colliding with another vehicle.

The dump truck continued off the road and down an embankment, landing upside down.

The driver of the GMC died at the scene.

One of the passengers was airlifted to a hospital in Gainesville, while his son and cousin were hospitalized at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

The others, including the dump truck driver, were taken to the hospital with “serious to critical injuries,” according to troopers.


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Fatal Auto Accidents in Georgia

Learning that a close friend or relative has died or been seriously injured in a car accident is many people’s worst nightmare. The untimely death of a loved one is likely to result in financial and emotional hardship.

If a person is injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, they have the legal right to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation. They have a claim for any direct costs incurred as a result of the accident.

If the accident victim dies as a result of their injuries, the victim’s surviving family members may bring a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver.

The family may file a wrongful death lawsuit in order to receive financial support for funeral expenses and emotional suffering caused by their loved one’s untimely death.

When a family member dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, handling an insurance claim or filing a wrongful death lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. The statute of limitations severely limits the amount of time you have to file a wrongful death claim, so you must always act quickly.

A wrongful death attorney will ensure that you receive compensation for the following:

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

If a loved one was killed in a car accident, you should contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer as soon as possible. Obtaining the compensation you are owed can be difficult without the assistance of an experienced attorney.

For many years, The Brown Firm’s Fatal Car Accident Attorneys have represented the families of wrongful death car accident victims.

We are committed to going above and beyond to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to as a result of the tragic death of a loved one.

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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. 

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