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Head-On With Tractor-Trailer Kills Georgia Motorist

Posted on July 31, 2008

A passenger in a car that went the wrong way on U.S. 1 in Georgia and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer Wednesday night has died.  

The accident killed 33-year-old Charles Allen Music of Lyons, Georgia.  He was thrown from the Ford Mustang at the Ware-Charlton County line.

The driver of the Mustang was identified as Joshua Grantham. He was in Shands Hospital reported to be in good condition this morning.

The trucker was taken to Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross and was reported to be injured, as was his passenger. No more information is available on their condition because of privacy laws.

For some unknown reason, the Mustang was heading south in the northbound lanes of the highway.  

The collision with the northbound Freightliner truck is under investigation but a contributor to the article says that they likely got on the wrong side of the road somewhere through Waycross. 

No word on whether seat belts were used, but it is somewhat unusual for a driver to survive a passenger unless one was buckled in and one was not. 

Unfortunately, we see these auto accidents every day. A collision with a tractor-trailer head-on is like hitting 40 cars at once. 

At Farah & Farah, we encourage you to take a moment to buckle-up and to buckle-up the children every time you get into an automobile. 

We hope you never have an auto accident, but if you are seriously injured in one, even through no fault of your own, you will need the experience of a law firm to help you  through the tragedy, to deal with the insurance companies, file papers in a timely manner and reduce your stress load so you can get back to the business of getting better.  

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