Drive Safer Sunday in Georgia
Today has been proclaimed “Drive Safer Sunday” in Georgia as part of a campaign begun by the family of an Atlanta college student killed by a speeding trucker in Viginia three ywars ago.
Cullum Owings was returning to Washington & Lee University with his younger brother after a visit home to Atlanta. He planned to join the Peace Corps after graduation. A long-haul trucker, with his cruise control set 7 miles over the 65 mph speed limit, hit their car as it was stopped in traffic on I-81 in Rockbridge County, Va. Cullem tried to swerve into the median to get out of the approaching trucker’s way, but was struck in the driver’s door and killed.
Cullem’s parents have started Road Safe America, campaigning for highway safety and for a federally mandated governor on tractor trailers to prevent the trucks from driving over 65 mph. See AJC article.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).