Athens — 18-Year-Old College Student Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Pulaski Street

Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at 12:59 am    

Athens — 18-Year-Old College Student Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Pulaski Street

At approximately 5:45 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020, a college student was killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in Athens, Georgia.

According to initial reports, Martell Rashea Robinson, 18, was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry southbound on Pulaski Street, approaching West Broad Street. Robinson didn’t stop at the intersection, and so, he struck a rock retaining wall at the southern end of the intersection.

Robinson was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Martell Rashea Robinson. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents are a serious problem in this day and age, and yet they still happen quite often. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.

The three common causes of car accidents are DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), speeding, and driving while distracted.

According to statistics, about 16% of these car accidents are crashes where the vehicle leaves the road. In this type of car accident, a car would usually crash into a lamppost, a tree, or a building. Lamppost and tree collisions are considered to be generally serious, considering that they comprise 31% of vehicular accident fatalities.

Car accidents are undeniably devastating for the victims and their loved ones. For that reason, if you are a victim of a car accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, lawyers specializing in truck accidents are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

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