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Driver expected to be charged in fatal Georgia car accident

A representative from the Cobb County Police Department said the reason a 45-year-old man cut off a turning car remained to be determined. Once the investigation is complete, charges against the driver are expected. The 71-year-old man driving the other car died of his injuries at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

The victim was heading west in his sports car when he slowed down in an attempt to turn left. Police said the man behind the the sports car, driving an SUV, crossed the yellow line into oncoming traffic and cut off the sports car on the left side.

The SUV hit the front-left side of the Corvette. The force of the crash put both vehicles into the yard of a house. The driver of the SUV had minor injuries. He was treated at the same hospital where the other driver died.

In fatal car accidents similar to this one, a negligent driver is sometimes at fault. When evidence shows that negligent behavior caused someone's death, the surviving family members might choose to hold the person responsible with a wrongful death lawsuit. A survivor can seek legal advice to find out if a lawsuit has the potential to recover damages. An attorney could assess the evidence from the fatal car crash to see if it shows that a driver failed in their duty of care obligations to drive in a safe manner. If duty of care is lacking, then a lawsuit might be able to win compensation for funeral expenses, lost income and other damages.

Source: CBS46, "Man killed in Marietta crash," Rodney Harris, Feb. 28, 2015

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