A motor vehicle crash, which occurred in the last week of July, has two people facing reckless driving charges in Alpharetta, Georgia.
According to Aspen Newspapers, witnesses said that Aaron Poisson, 22 years old of Cumming, Georgia was driving his white Ford Taurus on the wrong side of the road. As a result of his erratic driving, an oncoming car was forced to brake suddenly in order to avoid colliding into Poisson. When the oncoming car did break, the vehicle behind it ran into it causing a domino effect for the vehicles following it.
Poisson was not hit in the motor vehicle crash. Poisson and another car turned into the nearby Old Station Place subdivision. A witness at the scene followed both cars and cornered them in the back of the subdivision. The witness then urged both to return to the scene of the vehicle accident. However, neither driver returned to the scene of the motor vehicle accident.
Amber Davis, a 24 year old female from Hunters Oaks Drive followed closely behind Poisson’s truck. Witnesses recorded the license plates and descriptions of the drivers of both motor vehicles as Davis and Poisson fled.
Police later found Poisson and Davis on Alpharetta Highway (Georgia 9) on July 24th. They were pulled over based on Poisson’s license place. Poisson and Davis denied knowledge of the accident. However, because of reliable witness statements, the police were able to obtain warrants for Poisson and Davis’ arrests and both turned themselves in on July 26th.
Fleeing from the scene of a car accident is a crime. The drivers who were involved in the collision as a result of Poisson’s poor decisions may have recourse against Poisson.
Davis faces a charge of reckless driving while Poisson faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, driving on the wrong side of the road, and reckless driving.
Punitive damages are types of damages that are awarded to deter the defendant and others from engaging in the type of behavior that the defendant chose to follow. These damages are not generally awarded to compensate the plaintiff but the injured party does take a portion of these damages as compensation. Usually, punitive damages are sought where there is wanton and willful disregard for the safety of other drivers and/or pedestrians. The most notable cases in Georgia relate to hit and run collisions and DUI accidents.
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