Every year there are thousands of car wreck fatalities in the U.S., with more than a thousand taking place in Georgia alone. Many fatalities are caused by the reckless actions of motorists. While occasional speeding may seem minor, the consequences of high speed crashes can be dire. This was the case in a recent accident, early this month, when a car traveling 100 mph crashed into another vehicle. A driver in Cobb County, Georgia is now facing charges after a high-speed crash, which led to the death of a young father.
Guadalupe Osornio, 26, was driving home, after completing a 12-hour shift, in Smyrna early on a Friday morning when his vehicle was broadsided by an orange Dodge Challenger. Investigators concluded the Challenger had been traveling around 100 mph when it impacted and sliced Osornio’s vehicle in half, killing Osornio instantly. The driver of the Challenger, David James Fuller, was being chased by police moments before the crash occurred. Osornio leaves behind his wife and a five-year old son.
Fuller To Be Charged
While Osornio lost his life, Fuller sustained relatively minor injuries and was arrested on June 3. According to police, Fuller was already wanted in three other Georgia counties for other crimes. He is now being charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, felony serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, fleeing, and attempting to elude the authorities. In addition, after the wreck a firearm was found in Fuller’s vehicle. Some believe the firearm maybe linked to shots that were fired earlier, miles away from the accident.
Seeking Legal Recourse For Reckless Driving
Reckless driving, particularly speeding, often leads to severe injury and even fatalities. A victim of such a wreck has the ability to seek legal action. The victim may be able to recover monetary compensation for medical expenses, damage to their vehicle or other property, and pain and suffering. In the case of car accidents involving fatalities, eligible survivors of the victims, such as the spouse and children, may seek redress through a wrongful death claim.
Help From An Attorney
When you or a loved one is hurt by a reckless driver, it can be overwhelming. Getting back to your normal life means you need to focus on recovery. If the injuries are severe and the medical expenses are mounting, you need the help of an experienced attorney. Contact Lawyer Joel Williams for a free consultation about your case in Marietta, Cobb County, and Georgia. Joel has years of experience handling car accident and wrongful death cases here in Georgia. His goal is to help victims of these traumatic events find the closure they deserve. Call today to speak about the specifics of your case and find out how we can help you.