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Cobb County Grandfather Dies In Accident 100 Yards From Home

COBB COUNTY, GA (2/21/2020) — A 61-year-old grandfather died in a crash on Friday night in east Cobb County. The collision occurred around 11:20 p.m. at the intersection of Powers Road and Johnson Ferry Road just 100 yards from the victim’s home.

According to Cobb County police, Rob Higginbotham, 61, was turning left onto Powers Road when his 2011 Mercedes SL550 was hit by a white 2010 Mercedes C300 heading south. Higginbotham’s daughter, Mary Smith, stated that the impact sent her father’s car across the street and ejected him from the vehicle. Higginbotham died at the scene.

The 19-year-old driver of the Mercedes sedan was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital immediately after the accident with non-life-threatening injuries. His name has not yet been released to the public.

The Cobb County Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is currently investigating the cause of the accident. It is unknown if charges are expected. 

If anyone has any information about the accident, please call 770-499-3987.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC)11 Alive

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On behalf of Pritchard Injury Firm, we want to express our condolences to those suffering from this accident. As personal injury lawyers, we have experienced first-hand the damage that car accidents can do to a family and other loved ones.

By reporting on problems like these, we hope that we can raise awareness for safe driving and advocate for the justice owed to injured victims. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, contact us today. Our car accident lawyers at Pritchard Injury Firm will do everything they can to make sure you get compensation and justice for your losses.

Please note that all information in this post was taken from a second-hand source. If you see anything inaccurate in this post, please notify our office right away.

Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please contact us directly.


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