Auto Accident, Boating Fatalities Mark Labor Day Weekend
There were 13 auto accident fatalities and two boating fatalities in Georgia over the Labor Day weekend.The fatality toll was lower than last year’s figures.
There were 4 auto accident fatalities in DeKalb County, Atlanta and Cherokee County, and at least nine deaths that occurred outside the metro Atlanta area.Police believe at least four of these Labor Day fatalities were linked to alcohol-related car crashes.During the Labor Day weekend last year, there were 15 fatalities from 1,917 accidents that also resulted in 867 injuries.
According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, there were two boating fatalities in the state’s waters over the Labor Day holiday.
One of the many auto accident fatalities of the weekend was a 21-year-old woman who died in an alleged drunk driving accident in Atlanta on Saturday.The drunk driver allegedly rear-ended the woman’s vehicle, ejecting her from a car and killing her instantly.She is survived by her three-year-old son.Three other women in the car were also injured.The drunk driver, Donis Alexander Hodges was charged with DUI and first-degree homicide.
We have law-enforcement agencies to thank for the fact that there have been fewer accident fatalities this year compared to last year.Georgia’s Operation Zero Tolerance campaign kicked off on the 20th of August, and wound down on Monday.State troopers and police officers were out in large numbers over the weekend, helping keep the streets safe.Now that the concentration of officers will go back to pre-holiday levels, we hope Atlanta’s motorists don’t go back to their usual driving habits.
The Atlanta auto accident lawyers at the Katz Law Firm represent injured victims of car and auto accidents in the metro Atlanta region and across Georgia.