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Patients and their families who are dealing with the after effects of Atlanta hospital negligence often feel frustrated and confused. They know they deserve some sort of compensation for their suffering, but they don’t know where to even begin the process of seeking recourse. READ MORE >
When police officers make the headlines, it’s often in a bad way. The officers going above and beyond the call of duty rarely make headlines. Unfortunately, one such officer has made headlines, though not because of his actions.
According to reports, the chief of the Polk County Police was struck by a vehicle while performing a good deed. The chief was driving along Highway 278 when he saw a woman and a child walking down the road. He stopped to speak with the woman and little one and offered them a ride to where they were going.
A report by a federal watchdog agency says that people in risk of serious injury in nursing homes within the state of Georgia may not be able to depend on the state for help. Georgia has been notoriously slow to investigate nursing homes, despite a federal mandate stating an investigation must commence within two days of a reported complaint.
An analysis released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that it took Georgia 15 or more days to send an investigator in hundreds of cases. Only the state of Tennessee had a worse track record. For its part, the state’s Department of Community Health blames job vacancies, low pay and high turnover for their slow response. A written statement details a clearing of the backlog of cases thanks to a state allocation of millions of dollars.
The Georgia State Patrol says that a collision involving two vehicles on a portion of W. Highway 16 may be attributed to speed. The accident occurred early in the morning on September 22. Two people were flown by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center due to injuries sustained in the crash.
According to reports, a Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound at approximately 8:00 a.m. when it struck a Nissan Altima that was trying to get onto the highway. The collision with the Nissan caused the Toyota to go off the road and into the woods.
On September 4, 2017, a law enforcement officer was doing her duty by responding to an accident on I-75. As she was performing her job, she was struck by a vehicle driven by a suspected drunk driver.
According to reports, the officer had responded to a crash between a truck and a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle had died on scene. The female officer was driving up to the scene of the accident, slowing her vehicle, and was struck by another vehicle being driven by a person suspected of being intoxicated. The officer was not injured seriously, but was reported to have been shaken up.
Many people believe, and rightly so, that the only place to see a tiger is in a zoo. No one living in the United States expects to look out their window and see a jungle cat on their sidewalk or in their backyard. This is exactly what happened in Atlanta last week in an unusual string of events.
According to reports, Suzy the tiger was being transported by a company called Feld Entertainment. The company was transporting the tiger from Tampa to Memphis. The drivers decided to make an overnight stop in Georgia, checked on Suzy and laid down to rest. When they arrived in Tennessee the next day, they realized Suzy was missing.
People of Atlanta, watch out: Hurricane Irma is on her way. As residents of Houston and the surrounding area assess the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the East Coast is preparing for the landfall of what may be the strongest hurricane of current record. Irma was spotted on the Atlantic Ocean just as Harvey was dying out, and people quickly took notice.
Hurricane Irma is currently classified as a Category 3 storm and is expected to be upgraded to a Category 4, if not a Category 5. If the storm remains at this level when it hits land, experts warn that destruction may be imminent. The state of Florida is already under a declaration of emergency, even though the storm is not expected to make landfall before the end of the week.
A crash occurred on a busy road early on August 24. A car and a motorcycle collided on Clifton Road and Ponce De Leon Avenue in the early morning hours, leaving the motorcyclist with fatal injuries. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody.
According to reports, a motorcyclist was driving in the area when a silver Porsche slammed into him from behind. The motorcyclist was dragged and pushed through the intersection. Residents of the area say that the intersection has been a problem for a long time. They claim that there has been an average of an accident a week in the area.
A woman in Valdosta has been charged as the result of an early-August motorcycle accident that sent two people to local hospitals with injuries. The Georgia State Patrol announced the charges following the woman’s arrest.
What would you do if you witnessed a car accident with severe injury? Would you rush to the scene to help? Many of us like to think we would render aid, but the truth is that we don’t really know how we will react until we are put in that situation. Thankfully, for one man, it wasn’t a single person that jumped into action following a motorcycle crash, but three. Those three people are being hailed as heroes and are credited for possibly saving the man’s life.