When someone ends up crashing into somebody head-on, there are usually only a few reasons. They could be drunk or under the influence of drugs. They may be texting and driving and lost control of their car. Or, they may suffer some sort of medical emergency immediately prior to the crash. This is what happened this week to a man from Marietta, Georgia.
65-year old David Longon Cranford was traveling back to Marietta, Georgia after attending his aunt’s funeral in Alabama. The funeral was in Etowah County. Cranford was traveling along US Highway 278 at about 12:30 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020. He was driving a van. The make and model of the car were not released in the accident report.
While driving, Cranford somehow ended up crossing into oncoming traffic. His van collided with a tractor trailer. The name of the man driving the tractor trailer is not yet known. Upon impact, both of the vehicles exploded into flames. By the time the police and rescue crews arrived on the scene, both of the vehicles were engulfed in fire.
Cranford was ejected from the car during the collision. The police found him on the side of the road. Sadly, he had passed away and was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Jeremy Deaton. The driver of the tractor trailer was also injured but there has been no update on his condition.
The police did confirm that Cranford must have suffered some sort of medical emergency immediately before the crash. However, they didn’t say exactly what happened. Usually, this is something like a heart attack, seizure or stroke.
If your loved one is hurt or killed in any sort of car accident, you should contact our Atlanta, GA car accident lawyers right away.