As an Atlanta car accident attorney, it is always heartbreaking to learn of a tragic death in our area. Saturday evening a head-on collision occurred while a vehicle traveled westbound on Martin Luther King Jr. drive at the intersection of Westlake Boulevard. In this Fulton County truck accident -- the truck driver had no warning of the impending crash as he drove southbound on an Atlanta street.
According the report published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the westbound vehicle driven by Justin Moss, crossed over into the oncoming lane and crashed into a truck. Mr. Moss who was an Atlanta resident and 18 years of age, was driving the westbound vehicle and was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office. He was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.
Two others were injured in this accident. A passenger in Mr. Moss' vehicle was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condtion. The driver of the truck that was struck by the westbound vehicle, was also taken to Grady Memorial in critical, but stable condition.
Head on collisions are among the most dangerous of all motor vehicle accidents. Even with the introduction of air bags, which we do not yet know were in the vehicles involved in this accident, many Americans are killed or catastrophically injured in these dangerous collisions every year.
And no population is more vulnerable to death on the road than teens. The Department of Transportation launched an effort several years ago to improve the safety of teen drivers since motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death of those between the ages of 15 - 20 years of age.
We do not yet know whether alcohol or other factors were a part of this tragic accident.
If you or a family member has been injured or tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident, including a truck accident, contact Fulton County injury lawyer Charles Scholle, for a free case evaluation and consultation.
As a Gwinnett County catastrophic personal injury attorney, specializing in accident and injury cases, you can be assured that our commitment to excellence in law practice will be put to work for you in any case in the Atlanta metro area. We also place as a high priority our communication with our clients and will advise you of all developments throughout your legal matter.