Update: Daughter of Rebecca Dates, Succumbs to Injuries from April 29 Car Accident.
May 11, 2019
Liberty County News
Update: According to WGXA.tv, "[t]he daughter of Rebecca Dates -- who passed away two weeks ago in a brutal car wreck-- succumbed to her injuries Saturday afternoon...Zoey Dates, 14, passed Saturday at Memorial Health University Medical Center at 3:24 pm."
A motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles resulted in the death of one driver Monday morning, April 29, 2019.
According to WGXA.tv, "around 6 a.m., a GMC Envoy...and a Dodge Caliber, driven by 36-year-old Rebecca Dates, were traveling south on SR-25...[Rebecca] Dates was slowing to turn left onto Smiley Hall Road from SR-25, [the GMC Envoy] struck the rear of the car with its front." The impact caused the Dodge Caliber to enter into the path of a Chevy Impala driven by James Wright, "which then resulted in a head-on collision," according to the news report. Rebecca Dates was fatally injured in the crash. Her four children, who were in the car at the time of the accident sustained injuries, "[t]hree of the children received only minor injuries...the fourth child is in serious condition," according to WGXA.tv. "[James] Wright, from Jesup, was taken to Memorial Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries," WJCL.com news reports.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and depending on who is deemed to be at fault in causing the accident, the family of Rebecca Dates and Zoey Dates may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their loss. Additionally, Any other injured victims in the accident may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their injuries. Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Ms. Dates' family and any other injured victims should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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