You don’t have to be drunk, or on drugs, or distracted by your cell phone, or even driving in low visibility on slick roads, to kill someone in a car crash. All it takes sometimes is one red light unheeded.
This past Saturday morning, a young man named Andrius Nikolaychuk, only 18, was driving through the intersection of Cruse and Old Norcross Road on a green light when his car was hit by Wykelia Robinson, 28, of Norcross, who did not stop for her red light. Nikolaychuk died at the scene, and his 7-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Robinson and her two children, who were in the car with her, were also taken to medical centers for minor injuries. Charges against Robinson are still pending, but police say that drugs and alcohol were not factors in the accident. So far all we know is that she broke an elementary traffic law: always stop at a red light.
Georgia failure to stop accidents are particularly deadly offenses because there is a necessary understanding between drivers that they will be able to drive safely through an intersection when the light is green. Some right-of-way laws are more complex than others, and some vary state to state, but one law that is common to every locality is that red means stop and green means go.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in a Georgia failure to stop accident due to someone running a red light or ignoring a stop sign, you know how upsetting this simple breach of the law can be. Laws exist for a reason: to guarantee the safety of citizens. However much in a hurry someone may be, it must never be forgotten that safety should always come first.
At the Law Offices of P. Charles Scholle, P.C., we have decades of experience successfully winning Gwinnett County failure to stop accident cases. If you or someone you love have been hurt or killed in a red light running car accident, please don’t wait to get legal advice. Our compassionate Georgia automobile accident attorneys are here to help you. Give us a call or contact us online to set up an appointment at one of our law offices in Duluth, Decatur, Buckhead or the Perimeter, and take the first step toward winning back what’s rightfully yours.