Busy roads are hotbeds for collisions on a normal day, but the danger increases over a holiday weekend. Metro Atlanta saw its fair share of fatal incidents over Memorial Day weekend, one of which took place on Lee Street near Tucker Avenue during the evening hours of Saturday, May 27.
A car was found smashed against a large concrete pillar that exists to help support the MARTA train foundation. A 40-year-old man was behind the wheel of the vehicle and was extracted from the car. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.
The investigation is still active, but early indications are that unsafe speeds may have been the cause of the vehicle veering off of the main roadway.
Unfortunately, this was not the only accident in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area that claimed lives over the Memorial Day weekend. Georgia State Police announced that at least 14 people died in car accidents during this stretch, while six of the wrecks happened in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
For clarity, this period starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Memorial Day evening.
Memorial Day 2022 was also pretty busy for authorities, as troopers made over 330 DUI arrests. 400 crashes resulted in over 10 deaths last year at this time.
Rafi Law Firm wishes the community to stay safe throughout the year. We can be reached at (404) 800-9933 for legal assistance if you or someone you know is involved in a car accident.