Woman is Charged in Crash in Marietta that Left Cheerleading Coach in a Coma

Police say speed was a likely factor in a crash in Marietta that left a well-known cheerleading coach fighting for his life.

WSBTV.COM reported that police have charged a 52-year-old woman from Kennesaw after a crash that left Chis Gage with serious injuries.

The crash occurred on May 13, 2013 at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Pete Sailors Parkway in Marietta. According to the news report investigators said the woman was driving at 72 mph when her car hit Gage’s Chevrolet.

Casey Jones, a friend of the cheerleading coach and his boss, who arrived at the accident scene shortly after the crash, said it was a miracle that Gage survived it given the extent of the damage he saw.

“We were expecting the worst almost from the moment of the accident,” Jones said.

Gage is the coach of the Stingrays. He remained in a coma for days after the accident. He was recently admitted to the Shepard Center in Buckhead to embark on the long road to recovery from serious neurological injuries.

You don’t need to be an experienced Marietta head injury lawyer to know brain injuries are often very serious and can cause permanent damage. They can require expensive lifelong care which is why settlements and jury verdicts in these cases are typically higher.

It took police weeks before charges were brought. “There are a lot of measurements and a lot of details and techniques as well as corroborating witness statements from the scene,” Marietta police officer David Baldwin told WSBTV. The defendant faces a charge of felony serious injury by vehicle and three traffic charges.
Friends of Gage are reported to be working to get a left-turn signal installed at the intersection.

Brain injuries are more common that we often think. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) estimates that as many as 5 million Americans currently suffer from disabilities related to brain injuries. Someone suffers a new case occurs every 15 seconds, and car accidents are one of the most significant causes.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cost millions of dollars to the victim and their family. If you suffered a brain injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for both your current and future losses.

My thoughts as a Marietta injury lawyer are with Chris Gage and his family at this difficult time. Supporters can access the Prayers for Chris Gage Facebook page.

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