Even though Cumming is the last major stop on the way up highway 400 before there's nothing but winding mountain roads and an outlet mall, the traffic can be epic. As a bedroom community on one of Atlanta's primary arteries, Cumming and the rest of Forsyth County are certainly familiar with how dangerous highway 400 can be. Sadly, the multilane beast claimed more victims recently in a tragic fatal hit-and-run accident.
While details of the accident are still few and far between, an SUV overturned on northbound 400, killing one passenger and injuring three more. A Honda vehicle involved in the accident fled the scene, and it is unknown if its driver or any passengers also sustained injuries. Authorities are still searching for the other driver involved in the fatal accident.
Unfortunately, this is only the latest in an ongoing string of accidents that inevitably accumulate each year. Atlanta and her surrounding communities are famous throughout the country for surprising traffic congestion, and far too often the sheer volume and speed of main thoroughfares like highway 400 or 85 lead to fatal accidents.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, you certainly deserve to have your situation evaluated by an experienced attorney who understands the law and the community. Proper legal guidance can help you understand nuances in the law that may work in your favor, and provide you with avenues for pursuing justice and fair compensation for your losses. An experienced attorney can fight for your fair treatment after an injury accident, ensuring the your rights remain protected throughout the process.
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Lanes reopen after fatal crash on Ga. 400," Steve Burns, March 22, 2017