An accident in Cartersville, Georgia, killed a 78-year-old woman recently.
On Sept. 7, the woman was riding in a gold Ford Tempo being driven by a 52-year-old man. They were heading south on U.S. 41/Joe Frank Parkway.
At the same time, a black Honda Accord was traveling northbound on the road. The driver was a 52-year-old woman.
According to the results of a preliminary investigation, the woman driving the Honda failed to yield as she made a left turn onto South Bridge Drive. The Ford then struck the Honda on the right side, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The older woman in the Ford passed away shortly after the crash, the state patrol said. The driver of the Ford was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital after suffering serious injuries.
The driver of the Honda was taken to Cartersville Medical Center, suffering from minor injuries. The Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is heading up the investigation, and charges against the woman won't be filed until the results of that investigation are available.
The investigation likely could put the blame on the driver of the Honda, who reports said failed to give the Ford an opportunity to continue on its path of travel.
The man in the hospital undoubtedly will need lengthy medical care and could miss a significant amount of work. He and his family, as well as the family of the woman who was killed, will face substantial costs in the coming days and months. A Georgia attorney well-acquainted with laws concerning motor vehicle accidents could offer them needed guidance.