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Head-on collision kills 19-year-old

The last thing that drivers in Fulton County consider when they are re out on the road is an auto accident. While most drivers are cautious and obey the rules of the road, there are still a number of people who are reckless and perform dangerous acts. When accidents occur, they can lead to significant injuries and death. Car accidents can have long-term and deadly consequences for people and their families.

A head-on collision between a Chevy Cavalier and a Ford Ranger led to the death of a 19-year-old man. According to police, the 18-year-old driver of the Ranger went over the centerline in the road and crashed into the Cavalier driven by the 19-year-old. The driver of the Cavalier was rushed to the hospital via helicopter and died that afternoon. The driver of the Ranger was hospitalized with injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening.

Nursing home negligence leads to arrest of owner and worker

In Fulton, when family members make the decision to place an elderly or disabled loved one in a nursing home, the last thing that goes through their minds is the possibility that the nursing home staff won't adhere to a reasonable standard of care. Nursing home neglect does happen and, in many instances, it can lead to severe injuries and even death of the victim. People who have a loved one in a nursing home need to be vigilant about the possibility of neglect and abuse.

The 47-year-old owner of a nursing home and a 59-year-old employee of the home have been arrested and charged with failing to provide medical care to a disabled resident. Because of the failure on the part of the nursing home staff to adequately care for the resident, the resident needed to be hospitalized, required surgery and is going through the recovery process.

Driver of classic Ford killed in rear-end car accident

Drivers in Fulton must pay strict attention to other vehicles and pedestrians. While most drivers follow the rules of the road and adhere to safe driving practices, there are always others who perform dangerous actions, drive too fast or operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This type of behavior can lead to auto accidents. Any kind of car accident can result in serious injury or death.

A 67-year-old man was killed and his 67-year-old female passenger was injured in a car accident. The man was driving a classic 1929 Ford Model A when the accident occurred. He was driving up a hill slowly when he was rear-ended by a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. The crash forced the Ford into the opposite lane where it flipped over and was hit by a 2004 Toyota Sienna.

Nurse arrested after man dies at assisted living facility

In Fulton, people who are in an assisted living facility rely on the nursing home staff to care for them in their daily lives. If nursing home negligence occurs, it can result in severe injury, illness and even death. People who are subjected to nursing home neglect are the most vulnerable in society, making any kind of injury all the more egregious.

Recently, a 25-year-old patient at a nursing facility died when he didn't receive his required amount of oxygen. The man was supposed to be checked every two hours due to his fragility and need to wear an oxygen mask. The nursing home staff was supposed to ensure that he was receiving the oxygen he needed. But, the man didn't receive an adequate amount of oxygen for eight hours. He was taken to the hospital and died two weeks later.

Fatal car crash takes the life of 21-year-old woman

Any type of accident involving a motor vehicle in Fulton can lead to a fatal car crash and the loss of a loved one. When car accidents happen and a person is injured or killed, lives will be changed forever. These types of accidents can occur at any time and they happen without warning.

A 21-year-old woman died after a head-on collision. The accident happened when a 2007 Ford pickup truck rear-ended a 1998 Chevy Cavalier. It then crossed the dividing line in the road and crashed head-on into a 1999 Chevy Cavalier driven by the woman killed in the fatal car crash. In addition to the fatality, five others were injured in the three-vehicle accident. The truck that began the chain-of-events was driven by a 16-year-old girl -- who was also one of the people injured. An investigation is ongoing to determine whether the 16-year-old will be charged with any criminal offenses.

22-year-old woman injured in hit-and-run accident

Drivers in Fulton are vulnerable to serious injury when there is a car accident. Pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists are in an even more dangerous position and can be seriously injured when hit by a motor vehicle. If this is a hit-and-run accident, the consequences are even worse for the driver and more deadly for the pedestrian.

A 22-year-old woman was recently hit by a car when she unexpectedly exited a moving vehicle on the highway. She was struck by another vehicle and the vehicle fled. The victim in this hit-and-run accident suffered injuries to her leg and head. Law enforcement is unsure as to why the woman jumped from a moving car. No description of the vehicle or driver in the hit-and-run accident has been revealed yet.

Member of nursing home staff arrested for sexual abuse

People who place their relatives in a nursing home in Fulton are expecting the nursing home staff to behave as medical professionals and treat their patients with respect and care. At assisted living facilities, there's a belief that the employees have the best interests of the elderly patients in mind. This is not always the case as nursing home abuse is a constant concern and possibility.

A 47-year-old nursing assistant has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted and abused a 79-year-old woman at a nursing home. According to the woman, the attacks happened several times in the past year. When the allegations were revealed, an investigation was conducted and the man was suspended and then fired. He has been arrested for the alleged crimes.

Collision with police car claims life of woman

A car accident in Fulton can lead to injuries and even death. Accidents occur when least expected and often result in significant pain and suffering. Because an auto accident can cause such damage, drivers and pedestrians must always be vigilant while on the road. However, there are times when accidents cannot be avoided and the worst case scenario comes to pass.

A woman was killed recently when her 2014 Ford Edge collided with a vehicle being driven by a state trooper on the interstate. The officer was driving in the inside lane when the Edge attempted to enter the same lane from the middle lane. State police believe that she was making a legal maneuver at the time of the crash. The officer's vehicle hit the Edge and it flipped and rolled multiple times. The officer exited his vehicle attempted to treat the woman, but she was declared dead at the scene.

Unsterilized equipment may lead to medical malpractice suits

The recent publicizing of a serious case of hospital negligence may remind Georgia residents of a similar situation that occurred only a few years in the past.

In 2011, around 500 patients at Emory University's hospital in Atlanta were notified that they may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, also called CJD, is a rare neurological disorder that can take months or even years to develop and is fatal in those who contract it. In the wake of the notification, many individuals in Georgia were left wondering if they would develop the life-ending disorder, and some filed medical malpractice lawsuits against the medical facility.

Atlanta-area car accident claim teenaged-girl's leg

A car accident that took place minutes outside of the Atlanta area recently claimed the leg of a teenaged- girl. During the latest snow storm, the family vehicle the girl was traveling in with her mother and twin sister slid into the curb behind another car that had recently slid into the same curb in what was described as an "ice rink." The teenaged-girl and family members were acting as good Samaritans assisting a motorist by pushing the motorist's vehicle stuck in the ice, as well as their own vehicle. A witness reported that a car was coming up too fast behind the group and struck the girl, pinning her between the cars. The girl lost her left leg as a result of the accident but it is hoped that her right leg will heal without any need for it to be removed.

All drivers on the roadways are required to exercise due care to prevent injuries to others and to help ensure the safety of those sharing the roadways. Oftentimes, due care requires that in potentially dangerous weather, a driver must adjust driving speed for dangerous conditions in order to exercise due care. Drivers may reasonably be expected to adjust to the roadway conditions or face liability for injuries caused. Negligent drivers who fail to exercise ordinary due care may be liable to an injured victim for damages including medical expenses and pain and suffering damages.

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