Gwinnett County authorities are still investigating the cause of a crash on Interstate 85 earlier today.
As of right now, no charges have been filed. However, the crash involved two tractor trailers and one sports utility vehicle. The driver of the SUV was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and has been reported as being in critical condition.
This incident caused all traffic to be redirected off of the interstate for three hours.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I not only specialize in DUI law but also every offense that is related to DUI in Georgia. This includes everything from serious injury by vehicle to vehicular homicide in Georgia. In today's post, I will outline the legal elements of the offense of serious injury by vehicle as it may pertain to the drivers involved in the case above.
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.
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