Popular high school football coach killed in Atlanta car crash. Nobody ever wants to hear that a local man or woman was killed in a car accident. But it’s extra sad when you find out that they had their baby in the car when it crashed. Sadly, this is what happened to a local football coach in Atlanta this week.
On Wednesday, October 29, Coach Shaun Linder and his daughter, Bella Ann, were traveling East on Ben Hill Lake Drive in East Dublin. For some reason, Linder lost control of his 2005 Cadillac CTS and veered off the road.
He drove into oncoming traffic and struck 25-year old Justin Hobbs of East Dublin head-on. Both men, and Linder’s daughter, were seriously injured. Unfortunately, Linder and his almost 2-year old daughter were pronounced dead at the scene.
Shaun Linder was a beloved high school varsity football and basketball coach at Johnson County High School. He was also the school’s athletic director and special education teacher. His wife is the editor of the local paper who, ironically, had to publish the story of Linder’s death.
Little Bella Ann was just 1-year and 10 months old at the time of the accident. There is no information as to what caused Linder to lose control of his car. Authorities have reported that Hobbs is expected to make a full recovery.
Linder was just 42-years old. He leaves his wife, Natalie Linder, behind.
In cases like this, nobody likes to think about taking legal action. However, the family of the surviving victim may have a claim for damages. Ms. Linder may as well, depending on what the investigation reveals.
If you or your loved one are injured in a truck accident, contact our office right away. They can review your case and let you know if you have a viable claim.