Atlanta, GA (May 1, 2023) – Two people were injured in a tractor-trailer collision that took place on a highway in Atlanta on the afternoon of Monday, May 1.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened around 2 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-75 near the area of Folsom Road. Police confirmed that a white Chevrolet Silverado was traveling in the area when the driver started to make a lane change. At that time, a tractor-trailer flatbed slammed into the rear of the Silverado, causing the vehicle to spin out of control and land in the median. The tractor-trailer then slammed into the back of a black Silverado with a trailer, where both vehicles then came to a stop.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The drivers of both the tractor-trailer and the white Silverado were rushed to Piedmont Cartersville for treatment of injuries. They are expected to be okay.
The roadway was blocked for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with new information as it is available.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the parties who have been hurt in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles on our roads in Georgia, weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. This means that, in the event of an accident, they are capable of causing catastrophic damages. Tractor-trailer accidents do not happen as commonly as other passenger vehicles but, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most extensive harm. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., it was reported that over 119,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents. If your life has been affected by a truck crash that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Being hurt in a truck accident can turn your life upside-down in the blink of an eye. Truck accidents are known for being incredibly complex in nature, which is why you may need the skilled help of an Atlanta truck accident attorney on your side. There are many laws that need to be considered in these cases, as well as many parties who could be at fault. These include some of the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
Speaking with an Atlanta personal injury attorney can help you greatly after a serious truck accident.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys are here for you after you have been hurt in a serious truck collision. We understand the ins and outs of truck accident laws and will stand by your side when you need our help the most. Having the help of an attorney on your side can help you obtain compensation for aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. We are here for you when you need us the most. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can help you.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified, so if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.
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