Macon — Teenager Killed, 2 Others Injured in Rollover Accident on Napier Avenue
Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 12:58 am
At around 1:40 a.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020, a teenager was killed and two others were injured in a rollover accident that occurred in Macon, Georgia.
According to initial reports, patrol deputies witnessed a Nissan Sentra fail to stop at the traffic light on Park Street as it was making a left turn onto Napier Avenue. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off down Napier Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver then lost control of the vehicle on Napier Avenue and struck a utility pole and multiple trees.
The vehicle rolled over onto its roof, and all of the occupants were ejected from the car.
Three juveniles remained on the scene, two unknown subjects fled the scene.
One of the juveniles, a female, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second female juvenile and a male juvenile were reportedly taken to the Navicent Health Medical Center for treatment. Both are listed in stable condition at this time.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. 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.
A rollover is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and it is one of the deadliest there is. In a 2010 statistics, rollovers only comprised 2.1% of the nearly 9.1 million vehicular crashes, which may not seem much, but they accounted for nearly 35% of all deaths. Studies have shown that the majority of the people who died from rollovers (69%) were not wearing any safety belts.
Car accidents, especially rollovers, are undeniably devastating for the victims and their loved ones. For that reason, if you are a victim of a rollover, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this type of crash, then never hesitate to reach out for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident attorneys are also present to help you protect your rights and get the justice that you deserve.