For residents in Georgia, the tragedy associated with many motor vehicle accidents can be hard to accept. Too often, innocent people end up spending the rest of their lives dealing with injuries or disabilities that forever changed the course of their lives because of some reckless choice made by another driver. In other situations, friends and family members are forced to work through the loss of a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person.

The reasons for these type of situations vary and may include things like driving with excessive speed or driving after drinking alcohol or after using drugs. In some situations, it may not be quite so clear as to what makes a driver choose to take a particular action. Maybe someone feels like they are in such a hurry that they cannot appropriately yield the right of way to another driver.

A recent crash in Gwinnett County is an example of how quickly people’s lives can be changed by the actions of others. The Marietta Daily Journal reported on a crash that happened early one Saturday morning in which a driver in a minivan tried to make a left turn before an oncoming car passed through the intersection. Apparently, the light for the driver turning left was flashing yellow. This would mean that driver should have ceded the right of way but they did not. The van hit a passenger car.

Two people in the minivan were reported to be in serious condition. The driver of the car was a pregnant woman. Her unborn baby was killed in the crash.