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Fatal car crash claims two lives

While most drivers in Fulton County are cautious, obey the rules of the road and operate their vehicles safely, there will always be the possibility of a motor vehicle accident. With an accident of any kind, there is a chance of a fatality. When there is a fatal car crash, it comes as a shock to those who have been left behind. The loss of a loved one can be difficult to face, but when it happens in an accident, it's even worse. When car accidents lead to an untimely death, it's important that the family left behind know exactly what happened to cause the incident.

A recent four-car crash in Georgia killed two people a short time before 8 a.m. The accident occurred when a Ford Mustang, heading west, drove onto the eastbound side and hit a Chevy Trailblazer, a Nissan Altima and a Jeep Patriot. The collision caused the Jeep to flip over. The 52-year-old female driver of the Ford was killed as was the 43-year-old female driver of the Nissan. According to the police investigation into the fatal car crash, the driver of the Ford had her cellphone in her hand when she died. It is still being determined whether she was using it at the time.

Woman injured in car accident still hospitalized

When drivers in Fulton County venture out onto the road, they do so knowing that there is always the potential of a car accident. With car accidents, there is a chance that there will be significant injuries and even fatalities. That can lead to hefty medical expenses and other consequences in an accident's aftermath that many don't even consider as they focus on hoping for a full recovery. In some instances, these accidents involve people who are just beginning their lives and have young families.

A 20-year-old mother of a 2-year-old girl was injured in a car accident and is on life support. The accident occurred when her Honda Passport was rear-ended by a Ford F-150. The impact sent the vehicle onto the other side of the road and in the path of oncoming traffic.

Member of nursing home staff arrested for abusing resident

When the decision is made to place an elderly relative into a nursing facility in Fulton County, the family does so believing that there will be a reasonable standard of care exhibited by the nursing home staff. One of the worst realizations that can occur is to learn that there is nursing home abuse taking place. This is not only a betrayal on the part of the people working at the facility, but it is a terrible crime to commit elder abuse. The nursing home needs to be held responsible for abuse perpetrated on the elderly they have been entrusted to care for.

A 40-year-old nursing home employee was arrested and charged with committing elder abuse on an 87-year-old woman who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The evidence of the abuse stemmed from a video recording that was made after the woman's husband placed it in her room. At the time, the man wasn't suspicious that his wife was being abused. Once he saw what was happening, he reported it to nursing home officials. The employee pushed the woman, threw her on the bed, hit her face and placed her in a headlock. The worker was fired once the nursing home officials saw the tape. It was then brought to law enforcement and the woman was arrested.

Auto accident involving three cars hospitalizes two

In Fulton County, drivers must always pay full attention to the road and potential dangers to avoid an auto accident. However, no matter what a driver does, there are times that car accidents cannot be prevented. They could be due to the carelessness of another driver, a driver who was drinking before getting behind the wheel or simply because of circumstance. What must be understood, though, is that injuries and deaths can result from an auto accident causing long-term problems to the individuals and families.

A mid-morning three-car crash sent two people to the hospital. According to the accident investigation, a 2008 Ford Fusion that was driven by a 16-year-old male sideswiped a Lexus RX-300 being driven by a 63-year-old woman. The Fusion then crashed head-on with a 2003 Chevy PT Cruised being driven by a 68-year-old man. The Fusion spun and stopped in the center of the road. The 16-year-old and the 68-year-old were taken to the hospital with injuries. The 63-year-old was not hurt.

Fatal car crash claims life of child

When there is a fatal car crash in Fulton County, there are many issues that must be considered by the family left behind. The road can be a dangerous place and it is even more dangerous when there are drivers on the road who operate their vehicles recklessly and illegally. The worst case scenario is the loss of a loved one. With car accidents, the long-term damage can be incalculable specifically when there is a fatality and it is a child who is killed.

A head-on crash claimed the life of a four-year-old child and sent his 22-year-old mother to the hospital with serious injuries. The accident occurred when the 38-year-old male driver of a Jeep crossed the center line of the road and hit the sedan driven by the mother. Prior to the accident, there was a call to law enforcement informing them that the jeep was being driven in a reckless manner. Upon investigation after the accident, alcohol was discovered in the jeep. In addition, the driver was wanted by police for violating probation for obstructing justice and driving while his license was suspended.

Truck driver fatigue alleged in accident that injured comedian

Drivers in Fulton County must always keep an eye out for 18-wheeler trucks. These trucks are imperative to the nation's economy as they deliver goods and provide jobs. However, the hours that truck drivers must put in to do their jobs can sometimes leads to truck driver fatigue and a dangerous situation. In any semi truck accident, the sheer size of the vehicles makes it possible that there will be serious injuries resulting from the crash.

Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan was injured when the driver of an 18-wheeler did not notice that the traffic ahead of him had slowed down. The truck driver crashed into the limousine in which Mr. Morgan was a passenger, the comedian is listed in critical condition. A 62-year-old fellow performer was killed. His assistant and another comedian are also listed in critical condition. The 35-year-old truck driver is alleged to have been dozing off at the wheel and is facing charges.

Toddler injured and hospitalized after car accident

Any kind of car accident in Fulton County can have terrible consequences. When it is a hit-and-run accident and involves a child, its ramifications can be life-changing. When there is an accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, the odds of the pedestrian being seriously injured are substantial. They're even more dangerous when the incident involves a toddler.

A 26-year-old man was arrested after a hit-and-run accident that sent an 18-month-old boy to the hospital. The child was with his father and 5-year-old sister at a playground in the evening. When the father was putting his children in his van to take them home, the accident occurred. He had removed the toddler from his stroller and was putting the stroller in the van when a Ford Fusion hit the boy and fled. The father took the child to the hospital where he is in stable condition, although he's said to be non-responsive.

Former nursing home staff member accused of abusing residents

When a person is in need of nursing home care in the Atlanta area, the last thing the family expects to happen is abuse or neglect from the nursing home staff. Nursing home facilities are required to provide a reasonable standard of care to their residents. When the elderly residents are treated poorly or subjected to nursing home abuse, the family might believe they are helpless when, in fact, they have a right to pursue legal action and compensation for what happened.

Sadly, a recent news reporting highlighted a situation where a nursing home employee has been arrested and charged with elder abuse after being accused of mistreating patients at the facility. The woman, age 49, is said to have slapped three elderly residents at the nursing home. Two women, ages 79 and 89, were slapped on their arms to force them to relinquish their hold on a railing. A 73-year-old woman is also said to have been slapped. Allegedly, the staff member also moved the patients in a rough manner. She was later fired from her position on the nursing home staff.

Man thrown from pickup in auto accident involving 3 vehicles

An auto accident can happen at any time in Fulton County. It could be due to weather conditions, another driver being negligent or simply from the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Car accidents can cause serious injury and even death. After an accident, there are numerous concerns that those injured and their families will have. These must be addressed early in the process as an accident investigation commences and liability is determined.

Recently, a three-vehicle accident that occurred in another state sent a 19-year-old man to the hospital. The man was driving a pickup truck and had a 13-year-old girl as his passenger. The vehicle was heading north when it was hit by a another pickup driven by a 20-year-old man. The pickup driven by the 19-year-old flipped over in the crash and hit another vehicle that was at a stop sign. The 19-year-old driver was thrown from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital. Thankfully, the report indicated that no one else was hurt in the auto accident.

Nursing home staff members arrested for abusing patients

Families in Fulton County who make the decision to put an elderly relative into an assisted living facility are doing so under the belief that the best possible care will be provided. The last thing they're expecting is for nursing home abuse to occur. The nursing home staff is there to care for their patients, not to steal from them, abuse them or ignore them. If this happens, the family needs to be aware of it and take steps to make it stop.

Two workers at an assisted living facility have been charged with abusing an elderly patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease as well as other patients. The two workers - an 18-year-old woman and 25-year-old man - allegedly told police that they committed abusive acts on their patients because they thought it was "funny." They also videotaped the abuse. The patients abused were age 78, 89 and 71. The abuse was physical and verbal and involved a range of acts. The workers were charged with assault and battery on an elderly person and videotaping them while they were nude. The two were also fired from their jobs.

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