Serious injuries were reported after what has been described as a chain reaction crash.
According to reports out of Cobb County, two drivers had pulled over on the side of Cobb Parkway after getting into a minor accident. Shortly after pulling to the side a pickup truck slammed into one of the vehicles. The vehicle was then pushed into both drivers resulting in their serious injuries.
As of right now the accidents are still under investigation. But if it is found that one of the drivers committed an offense which contributed to the accidents then they may be facing serious charges. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline a possible offense that could result.
Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia
Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia requires that a driver has also committed one of the following offenses:
The Georgia Code defines the offense of serious injury by vehicle in the state of Georgias as:
Whoever, without malice, shall cause bodily harm to another by depriving him of a member of his body, by rendering a member of his body useless, by seriously disfiguring his body or a member thereof, or by causing organic brain damage which renders the body or any member thereof useless through the violation of Code Section 40-6-390 or 40-6-391 shall be guilty of the crime of serious injury by vehicle. O.C.G.A. §40-6-394.
If convicted of committing serious injury by vehicle, then the penalty can include up to 15 years in prison. The crime is considered a felony.
As a firm that is focused on DUI Law in the state of Georgia, all of our lawyers are proficient in all offenses related to DUI. Call our offices today if you or a loved one has been arrested. We can help you today.