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Couple Killed in the Motorcycle Accident

(Picture: Patrick McCloud Sr.)

Saturday, May 23, 2020, A couple was killed in Paulding county when their motorcycle was struck from behind, the impact sent their Harley-Davidson into oncoming traffic. The crash occurred on Georgia 101 near the Union Community and the Carroll County line shortly before 9 p.m., authorities said. 

Investigators believe Allynda Jackson of Villa Rica was driving southbound when she hit the motorcycle, which was stopped and attempting a left turn onto Harmony Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Upon impact the Harley-Davidson was pushed into the path of another motorcycle, a Honda Shadow that was traveling northbound on Georgia 101, the accident report stated. Neither Jackson nor the driver of the Honda, Aren Roland of Roopville, were seriously injured.  

A GoFundMe page has been set up for McCloud’s children and family.

People Related to the Collision/Article 

  • Patrick McCloud Jr., 32, Temple,Georgia (deceased)
  •  Danielle Carteaux, 31, Dallas, Georgia (deceased)
  • Allynda Jackson of Villa Rica
  • Aren Roland of Roopville, Georgia, Honda Shadow

Sources: AJC and Patch Media

TMAPC’s Legal Take 

Motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences. Whether you were

seriously injured or you have suffered the tragedy of losing a close family member

too soon, you could be facing years (or decades) of financial and emotional

struggle. If you survived a motorcycle crash, the pain and physical limitations

caused by your injuries will impact everything you do, and you will need help to

get back to your normal life. In order to fully protect your legal rights and make

sure you avoid common mistakes that could prove costly for years (if not decades)

to come, we encourage you to contact us immediately for a 100% free and

confidential initial consultation. We do not charge any upfront fees or costs, and

you pay nothing at all unless our highly experienced Georgia motorcycle accident

lawyers help you win just compensation. To learn more about your legal rights and

find out how much you may be entitled to recover for your motorcycle accident

losses, please contact one of our three convenient Georgia office locations to speak

with one of our highly-experienced Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys.

Deadly Crash on Downtown Connector

(Photo: WSB 24-hour Traffic Center)

Monday, May 18, 2020 all southbound lanes of the Downtown Connector near I-20 were shut down for about three hours due to a deadly crash. Just before 6 p.m., the driver of a Dodge pickup truck lost control and struck a silver Mercedes sedan, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The Mercedes then hit a concrete wall, entrapping two people inside the wrecked vehicle. The front-seat passenger of the Mercedes sedan, later died at Grady Memorial Hospital, Georgia State Patrol said. However, the two drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

People Related to the Collision/Article 

  • Stevie L. Bryant , front-seat passenger, 27-year-old (deceased)

TMAPC’s Legal Take

Georgia only has a few big cities, but they’re so big – and have so much traffic – that car crashes are a regular and tragic occurrence. T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is an aggressive Georgia personal injury law firm serving the cities of Atlanta, Augusta, and the many towns and cities that surround them. Dangerous drivers are everywhere. If you’ve been in a vehicle accident in The Peach State, pick up the phone and call the experienced Georgia auto accident attorneys at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. (or simply contact us online). Indeed, we have helped numerous crash victims recover substantial monetary settlements or verdicts after Georgia car accidents. We’ve also helped many grieving families recover money in a wrongful death action after the tragic loss of a relative. We want to help you, too. If we think we can, we’ll ask you to trust your case in our capable, caring hands – and then we will immediately go to work, with the unflinching goal of getting you as much money as possible.

Head-on Collision in Liberty County

Monday, May 18, 2020 the Georgia State Patrol responded to a three vehicle head-on collision on Oglethorpe Highway in Liberty County, Georgia.

According to GSP Trooper Markus White, a Georgia resident, 31, was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup truck westbound in the eastbound lane of East Oglethorpe Highway when he struck a Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 25-year-old Fort Stewart soldier. A tractor trailer driver traveling eastbound on the highway sideswiped the Dodge Dakota on the drivers side before coming to rest in a ditch on the westbound lane of the highway. He was not injured in the accident, according to Trooper White of the GSP.

The Fort Stewart soldier was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger in the vehicle with him was transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center by medical helicopter. The occupant of the dodge durango was also flown to Memorial Health University Medical Center, where he passed away.

People Related to the Collision/Article 

  • Gerald Garner, Fort Stewart Soldier, 25, Chevrolet Malibu (deceased)
  • William Frasier, 31,  Dodge Dakota pickup truck (deceased)

Source: WSAV, Savannah Now, WJCL

TMAPC’s Legal Take 

Georgia only has a few big cities, but they’re so big – and have so much traffic – that car crashes are a regular and tragic occurrence. T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is an aggressive Georgia personal injury law firm serving the cities of Atlanta, Augusta, and the many towns and cities that surround them. Dangerous drivers are everywhere. If you’ve been in a vehicle accident in The Peach State, pick up the phone and call the experienced Georgia auto accident attorneys at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. (or simply contact us online). Indeed, we have helped numerous crash victims recover substantial monetary settlements or verdicts after Georgia car accidents. We’ve also helped many grieving families recover money in a wrongful death action after the tragic loss of a relative. We want to help you, too. If we think we can, we’ll ask you to trust your case in our capable, caring hands – and then we will immediately go to work, with the unflinching goal of getting you as much money as possible.

Three-Vehicle Crash Caused by Drunk Driver

(Photo: Marietta Police Department)

A Mississippi resident faces more than a dozen charges after drunkenly driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra at 113 mph on I-75 in Cobb County, causing a three-vehicle crash Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

According to Marietta police, the intoxicated 25-year-old male made improper lane changes without signaling, around several other vehicles, and failed to maintain his lane on the highway, causing a multi-vehicle crash that seriously injured both himself and his 25-year-old passenger. 

The inebriated driver first struck a 2016 Lexus being driven in the same direction on the interstate by a 30-year-old Kennesaw resident, while trying to change lanes.

“During the lane change the two vehicles collided causing Braggs to lose control of the Hyundai,” Officer Chuck McPhilamy, spokesman for the Marietta Police Department, stated. “The Hyundai struck the median wall before reentering the roadway and striking a tractor-trailer being driven by a 54-year-old…”

The driver and the passenger of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra were both transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, police said, where the driver was intubated due to his level of intoxication and unwillingness to cooperate with staff. After they were discharged from the hospital they were both arrested by the  Marietta Police Department.

People Related to the Collision/Article 

  • Adrian Deonta Martez Thompson 25 Jackson, Mississippi (passenger)
  • 30-year-old Kennesaw resident Wesley Jackson (2016 Lexus)
  •  54-year-old Clifton Carter of Orange Park, Florida. (tractor trailer)
  • Nicholas Demonthenes Braggs, 25 Jackson, Mississippi, 2013 Hyundai Elantra (intoxicated driver)

Source: MDJ Online and AJC

TMAPC’s Legal Take

There is never, ever an excuse for drunk driving. So many innocent people lose their lives because others make an irresponsible choice. These deaths are entirely preventable, and that makes it all the harder to accept. Even for drunk driving victims who manage to survive their accidents, the repercussions can be serious and may last for a long time. When drunk drivers get behind the wheel, they recklessly take strangers’ lives into their own hands, and they ought to be held accountable for doing so. T. Madden & Associates, P.C. will not charge you unless and until we get you money. There is absolutely nothing to lose when you contact us. But strict statutes of limitations do apply to DUI accidents and injuries, so please don’t delay. We care about you and your family. We understand how difficult this time in your life can be, and we want to make it as easy as possible. Let us bear your burdens and fight your battles. Let us take a stand when it matters most.