While the Holidays are a time where families travel great distances to get together and celebrate, that unfortunately makes auto accidents more likely. Sadly, we were reminded of this fact when three people lost their lives on nearby roads Thanksgiving morning. As auto accident lawyers in Chattanooga, we frequently work with families who have suffered from serious accidents, but when those accidents take place on a holiday, it’s even more heartbreaking.
Early Thanksgiving morning, a man was walking along the highway when he was struck by a car. He was killed in the wreck, but the driver didn’t stop. The careless driver didn’t get away with her hit-and-run, however. Just a short time later, police arrived at the home of a young woman whose windshield had been shattered. They had found their runaway driver and charged her with DUI and first-degree vehicular homicide.
Less than three hours after that deadly accident, another would occur not far away. A man took his SUV the wrong way down the highway. The horrible mistake led to a head-on collision with another vehicle, and both drivers lost their lives.
Holiday traveling will always bring an increased risk of auto accidents. More traffic simply means more wrecks. The Holiday season is only beginning, though, and we want to remind you to take your time when driving, be safe, and always be on the lookout for other drivers.
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Source. WRCBtv.com, ‘http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/24092289/3-savannah-road-deaths-early-thanksgiving-morning,’ November 28, 2013.