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Georgia car accident kills 1, badly injures 3 teens

Georgia authorities were not immediately sure of who was driving in a single-vehicle crash that recently took one young motorist's life and severely injured three others. The extreme impact of the crash made it difficult at first to determine where each occupant was sitting at the time of the car accident.

The Cobb County Police Department indicated that three occupants, including a now deceased 25-year-old, were thrown from the vehicle. The accident occurred when the car slid into the oncoming lane and slammed into a concrete curb on the left side of the roadway. After the vehicle bounced off of that curb, it spun into a tree and finally came to a rest in a yard.

The 25-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The other three occupants, ages 18, 18 and 19, all suffered serious injuries in the crash. Two of them were taken to the Atlanta Medical Center, and the third was taken to Grady Hospital. Their physical conditions were not disclosed in initial reports.

Police believe that speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

It remains to be seen what charges, if any, will be filed in connection with this tragic car accident. The families of the deceased occupant and the three injured occupants may want to seek advice as to their rights and responsibilities under Georgia law. Civil actions may be filed against the party deemed responsible for the crash if there is evidence that his negligence caused or contributed to the wreck.

Source: Smyrna-Vinings Patch, "One Dead, Three Severely Injured in Crash," Angela Chao, Dec. 20, 2012

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