JONES COUNTY, GA — A head-on crash left one driver dead in Jones County, Georgia on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, according to the news article from the Jones County News Online.
Police believe Ernest Jones was killed when the vehicle she was driving collided with another vehicle while driving on Highway 49 around 11:20 Tuesday night. Investigators have said that they think that one of the vehicle crossed the highway median and drove into oncoming traffic.
Scene of the Accident
Ernest Jones was pronounced dead on the scene after the car he was driving erupted into flames.
The Georgia State Police are helping out with the crash.
While this fact pattern has all the hallmarks of a run-of-the-mill accident, one fact sticks out like a sore thumb in the news I’ve come across. The fact that the victim’s car caught fire after the crash makes me wonder the origin of the fire. The thing you may not know, is that fire’s path can be traced to a source, and considering that modern vehicles are engineered with crash survivability at the forefront of their design, I’m wondering if a fault in the vehicle made this accident worse than it would have been had the vehicle’s design was up to par. If so, the car manufacturer could bear some portion of the liability in the accident.
–Grossman Law Offices
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