Man Dies After His Van Crashes in Southeast Atlanta

Posted on Jul 20, 2011

July 20, 2011 - Atlanta, Ga. - Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident that took the life of a man on Tuesday, around 8 a.m. According to a report at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the victim died after he lost control of his minivan in southeast Atlanta.

Police say the victim was driving a minivan on McDonough Boulevard when he lost control of the van near the intersection with Hank Aaron Drive. The van veered off the road and crashed into a building that's occupied by a recycling company.

The victim has been identified only as a 61-year-old man. First responders found him unresponsive behind the wheel, and he was pronounced dead a few seconds later.

Although the accident investigation is ongoing, investigators with the Atlanta Police Department believe the victim may have suffered a heart attack in the moments before the accident; however, the exact cause of death won't be determined until an autopsy is performed. The investigation is ongoing.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.

As a service to the residents of Atlanta, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Georgia that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
 

  • single-car accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
  • accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.

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