Posted by Susan J. Levy
The facts giving rise to this wrongful death action are as follows: Janet Weston was driving eastbound on Cut Off Road in Glynn County towards its intersection with SR 303, where Cut Off Road deadends. Weston, et al. v. Dun Transp. & Stringer, Inc., et al., 2010 Ga. App. LEXIS 404 (2010). The intersection was controlled only by a stop sign for traffic on Cut Off Road, giving through traffic on SR 303 the right of way. As Mrs. Weston approached the stop sign, there was a stalled, yellow, front-end loader parked westbound on Cut Off Road, with its back end blocking the southbound deceleration lane on SR 303. The loader blocked the view from Cut Off Road, left toward southbound traffic approaching the intersection on SR 303. When Mrs. Weston began to turn left to travel north on SR 303, she was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer traveling south on SR 303. Id.