Red light runners cause a large number of intersection crashes. Tragically, in August, a couple from Newnan lost their lives after a driver allegedly ran a stop light.
Thomas Mayo, 58, and Pamela Mayo, 57, died when a driver of a black Infiniti was traveling westbound on Hwy. 54 in Sharpsburg when he reportedly ran a stop light.
A report in the Newnan Times-Herald stated the victims were attempting to turn left into a movie theater parking lot when they were struck. Our thoughts are with their relatives at this tragic time.
Georgia State Patrol said a 28-year-old driver from Acworth ran a red light at the intersection of Hwy. 34 and Hwy. 54 in Sharpsburg.
Shortly after arriving at the wreck scene, authorities said they found the Infiniti on fire. The Ford Escape had two patients trapped inside, stated Commander Bryan Fuller with Coweta County Fire Rescue.
The driver of the Infiniti escaped from the crash. He was examined by medical personnel, and transported to Atlanta Medical Center to be examined further.
The report in the Newnan Times-Herald quoted Sgt. Katie Thompson with the Georgia State Patrol. She said the driver of the Infiniti admitted to speeding at the time of the crash.
The Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team investigated this tragic wreck.
Red Light Runner Crashes in Georgia
Every year, red light runners cause serious accidents in Georgia and elsewhere. In 2015, a DUI suspect ran a red light in Atlanta causing a three-car crash that claimed one life, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In 2013, a driver on Clark Street in Newnan ran a red light and T-boned another causing a wreck that ended up with a car in the yard of home.
If a driver runs a red light or a stop light and causes a crash, he or she can often be held liable for injuries and deaths that result to other motorists.
Typically, these are side-impact collisions, which can be very serious because this is one of the least protected areas of automobiles.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another driver, please call the Law Offices of Michael West at (404) 913-1529.