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HSK Personal Injury Law Firm > Articles posted by HSK (Page 6)

Bad Weather Causes Deadly Accident

driving car on a wet street with splashing water in motion blur

Police are blaming the weather for an accident that took the lives of a mother and her infant in Cobb County on September 12, 2017. The slick roads likely contributed to the multi-vehicle accident that left others with minor injuries.According to reports, the woman who passed away was driving a Nissan Altima in the 900 block of Windy Hill Road. She somehow lost control of her vehicle and crossed over the median. Once on the wrong side of the road, she was directly in the path of an oncoming pickup truck. As a result of that collision, an SUV struck...

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Officer Struck While Investigating Accident

Motorcycle accident with a car

A police officer responded to the scene of an accident and was involved in a collision herself. The officer was shaken up but uninjured in the collision. The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer was arrested for driving under the influence.According to reports of the incident, a truck and a motorcycle collided in a northbound lane of I-75. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. An officer responding to that accident was traveling on the northbound side of the highway when she slowed her patrol car. As she slowed down, a person driving a BMW struck her...

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Rapper Involved In Atlanta Accident

An ambulance speeding through traffic at nighttime

A car accident in Atlanta took the life of rapper Shawty Lo on September 8. The rapper, whose birth name was Carlos Walker, was thrown from his vehicle after crashing into trees. Reports say that he was on his way home from a club.According to authorities, the rapper was driving a 2016 Audi. The car went over a guardrail at about 2:20 a.m. and struck multiple trees. After hitting the trees, the car burst into flames. The 40-year-old rapper died on scene. Walker had two female passengers in his vehicle at the time of the accident. Both of the women...

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Tiger Threatens Residents of Atlanta

beautiful Bengal tiger

It was a sight no Atlanta resident ever expected to see: A tiger walking down neighborhood streets. Several residents of a metro neighborhood called 911 after spotting the jungle cat walking past their residences.According to reports of the incident, the tiger named Suzy had escaped the truck she was being transported in. Feld Entertainment was contracted to move the tiger from Tampa to Memphis, and the truck driver made an overnight stop in Georgia. Suzy's caretakers last saw her on Tuesday night when they checked the truck.The drivers did not realize that the tiger was not in her enclosure...

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Crashes in Atlanta Plague Labor Day

Motorcycle accident on road at night

Labor Day began with several crashes in the Atlanta metro area. Crashes resulted in death and severe injury, and had officers scrambling to keep up with accident investigations. The accidents began just before 2 a.m. and continued into the evening.According to reports, the first accident occurred at 1:45 p.m. A motorcyclist was traveling on I-75/I-85 when he was struck by another vehicle. Officers said that the motorcyclist was speeding just prior to the crash. The driver was ejected from his bike and killed on the scene. That crash caused two other motorcycles to crash and traffic on the highway was...

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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Water coming over the streets in Kemah during Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Irma was located in the Atlantic Ocean just as people in Houston and the surrounding areas were putting the pieces back together following Hurricane Harvey. The discovery of the storm led officials to begin tracking it and warning residents of Texas that they may be in for another hit.As the storm picked up power and inched its way toward the United States, its predicted track was altered slightly. The storm is now expected to strike Florida and the lower East Coast. People that reside in these areas are being advised to prepare for a storm that is expected to...

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How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Woman on a flooded street

Atlanta's division of the Red Cross has already sent help to Houston, but others may be wondering what they can do to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Unprecedented flooding has left people stranded and without a home to call their own. These people need help. If you have the means to assist some of the victims, here are ways you can do it. Red Cross The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the area. The organization is seeking donations to help the victims of flooding. You can text HARVEY to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation. You can...

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Mom Asks to Be Released from Jail During Hot Car Death Case

Closeup photo of young woman turning car air conditioner switch

A mother was sent to jail, accused of leaving her 1-year-old toddler in the car while she had her hair done. The child died as a result of heat-related illness. The 25-year-old woman will soon ask to be released from custody.According to reports, the woman has a bond hearing scheduled for September. Her case will be heard in DeKalb County Superior Court. She is charged with both child neglect and second-degree murder. She claims that she left the air conditioning running, but discovered that the car's battery had died at some point during her six-hour appointment.Law enforcement officials say that...

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Woman Killed in Atlanta Crash

Closeup for car flat tire

An accident occurred early in the morning on August 17, 2017 that took the life of a woman who was attempting to change a tire on her pickup truck. The woman was struck by a passing car, as were three other people who were helping the woman.According to reports, a Ford pickup truck had pulled over to the left shoulder of Interstate 75 after experiencing a flat tire. The four people inside the truck had gotten out to attempt to change the tire. They were outside of the vehicle when a Cadillac struck both the truck and the people who...

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Driver Charged in Deadly Accident

Car crash from car accident on the road in a city

A man has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the second degree following the death of a child in a multi-vehicle accident on Ga. 316. The driver was also charged with following too closely.According to reports, the man was traveling in the far left lane of the highway. He was following his GPS which alerted him to heavy traffic. The GPS the man was using suggested that he get off the highway at the next exit to avoid that traffic. Because the man was in the left lane, he needed to merge into the right lane.The man looked over...

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