On Sept. 7, a two-car collision caused the death of one individual in Cartersville. The accident, which occurred at approximately 10 a.m., also injured two other people.

According to the Georgia State Police, a black Honda driving north on Joe Frank Harris Parkway attempted to make a left turn onto South Bridge Drive. In doing so, it pulled in front of a gold Ford Tempo traveling in the southbound lane. This caused the Ford to smash into the Honda’s right side.

An unidentified passenger in the Ford was killed by the impact. The vehicle’s driver, a 52-year-old Cartersville man, suffered serious injuries and was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Honda, a 52-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment. Officers from the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team are conducting an investigation of the accident. Charges against the Honda’s driver are pending the findings of that investigation.

When people are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents, police investigators strive to determine responsibility. An attorney could use the results of an investigation as the basis for a personal injury claim against an at-fault driver. If the claim is successful, an injured victim could be awarded compensation for current and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and more. The attorney could also use the crash investigation results to help the family of anyone killed in the crash. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the family could be awarded a settlement that covers funeral and burial costs, loss of income, loss of companionship and other related damages.