Georgia is notoriously one of the most dangerous states for motorists. Roadways here are constantly congested and treacherous. These days, just getting from point A to point B can seem like running a gauntlet. It’s not a question of if motor vehicle wrecks will happen, but when. A recent wreck in Bartow County claimed the life of a woman and left another driver facing serious charges.

The crash happened along Highway 20 near the intersection with Roving Road during the late afternoon hours. According to reports, the driver of a moving truck was headed east on Highway 20 when, for unknown reasons, he made a sudden left turn into the westbound lane. Reports said the truck violently collided head-on with an oncoming car. Tragically, the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, authorities said.

Reportedly, a passenger in the car was transported to a local medical center with injuries not considered life-threatening. Police said the driver of the moving truck carjacked another vehicle and fled the scene. Officers later located the driver and placed him under arrest. He was charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence, among other charges.

It goes without saying that no one wants to be involved in a wreck. The experience of a serious or fatal crash can be traumatic and devastating. Those in Georgia who have suffered injuries or the loss due to negligence in motor vehicle wrecks could benefit by seeking the services of an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in a sense of justice as well as much-needed compensation to help victims and families recover any monetary losses.