Jackson, GA – 5-Year-Old Killed When Tree Falls on Family Car During Storm

Jackson, Georgia (January 13, 2023) – The Butts County Coroner’s Office confirmed that a 5-year-old boy was crushed when a tree fell on his family’s car during severe storms that hit Georgia and the Atlanta metro area.

The accident happened on Thursday, Jan. 12, as a car was driving down Haley Road in Jackson. The storms blew a tree onto the vehicle, crushing the people inside.

The coroner confirmed to McClatchy News that the child died as a result of their injuries. Officials have not yet  revealed the identity of the child. 

According to WAGA, an adult passenger in the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Further details about the incident were not immediately available.


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Single Vehicle Accidents in Georgia 

Accidents involving only one vehicle and one driver are referred to as “single-vehicle accidents.” In the vast majority of instances, a single-car accident takes place when the vehicle is involved in a collision with another object or is pushed off the road.

Even though there were no other vehicles involved in the accident, a collision involving just one vehicle can still be extremely hazardous and even result in death.

Collisions involving only one vehicle can raise a wide range of legal concerns. Even when there is only one vehicle involved in an accident, it can still be difficult to determine who was at fault for the collision.

There is a possibility that the accident was the result of carelessness on the part of another individual. Take into account the following:

-Inadequate road conditions can make it difficult for drivers to maintain control of their vehicles, increasing the likelihood of a collision. Defects include potholes, seams, and construction debris left on the road. If you were involved in an accident caused by poor road conditions, the person or organization responsible for the problem could face legal consequences.

-Even if another driver’s car did not collide with yours, they could be held responsible for the accident. If the other driver is negligent and causes your vehicle to go off the road, they may be held liable for any damages or injuries you sustain.

-When driving a car, mechanical issues can cause a variety of issues. The driver may be killed if the car’s brakes, steering columns, tires, wipers, and airbags fail to function properly. When people’s cars fail to function properly, it can lead to serious injuries.

These are just a few of the numerous scenarios that can result in an accident involving a single vehicle in which the driver is not at fault.

The Brown Firm’s knowledgeable and experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Jackson, GA will conduct a thorough investigation into all evidence and details pertaining to your accident.

At The Brown Firm, we have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured in single-vehicle accidents. We go to great lengths to ensure that victims receive the compensation they are due for their pain and suffering, as well as any medical expenses, lost wages, and vehicle damage.

Call us at (800) 529-1441 to set up a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Car Accident Attorneys 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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