Car Accidents: Two killed in Lawrenceville and one dead in southwest Atlanta
It’s always important to be aware of what’s going on around you when driving. As drivers we may feel that we are in complete control behind the wheel, but there are certain elements that exist outside of what we can prepare for. That’s why it is vital that you practice defensive driving at all times whether you are simply driving down the street, commuting to work, or spanning many miles to visit family. The consequences of a car wreck are very real and it only takes one mishap to change your life forever.Car Accident Scene
Unfortunately, three people lost their lives this past Monday on our Atlanta roadways in head-on collisions. These types of accidents are the most devastating simply because of the force exerted by the speed and weight of the vehicles on the driver and passengers. This causes serious trauma both externally and internally and more often than not, it is the injuries that you can’t see that are the most deadly. Two of the three people killed were driving on Old Norcross Road at Hillandale Road in Lawrenceville when their vehicles collided at a fairly high rate of speed. Mahvash Yazdanpanah, 55, of Duluth and Larry Liles, 54 were each alone in their vehicles and died at the scene according to authorities. A witness of the accident told Lawrenceville police Sgt. Christopher Ralston that the female driver of a Volvo crossed the median on Old Norcross Road and struck the oncoming driver in his Hyundai head-on. Both were killed instantly.
An accident reconstruction is under way to determine the the traveling speed of the two vehicles and it will be a couple of days before officials can rule whether or not alcohol played a role in the crash.
In a similar event, another person whose name has not been released was killed in a car wreck in southwest Atlanta on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard at West Ontario Avenue SW. According to Channel 2 Action News, it appeared that a car and an SUV slammed into each other head-on sending one driver to the hospital who later died. The other driver was lucky to escape uninjured according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee.
Car accidents happen daily on Atlanta roads and is an unfortunate side-effect of the dense population in a large city. Accidents can happen anywhere but more so in larger cities. So it’s important to be prepared for any and all situations when driving. Make sure you do your part to observe safety regulations by obeying all of the rules of the road such as not texting while driving, using turn signals, and wearing seat belts at all times. Remember, one false move can mean very serious consequences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the three individuals who’s lives were suddenly taken on Monday.