Savannah, GA (September 1, 2021) – Around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1, a three-vehicle crash occurred on a highway in Savannah.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-16 around the area of Dean Forest Road. A distracted driver was in a sedan when the driver lost control and ran into the back of a stopped van. The impact was so forceful that the van then slammed into the pickup truck in front of it.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene. Three victims had to be extricated from their vehicles. A total of eight people were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Their injuries included gashes to the head, broken necks, internal bleeding, and more.
The driver who was distracted has since been cited for driving with an expired tag, following too closely, and driving distracted.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents happen every hour of the day due to the recklessness of others. In just one hour’s time, over 70 car accidents take place due to negligent reasons. These accidents happen in many areas but major highways are some of the most common and also the most dangerous. Car crashes happen due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. When drivers drive distracted, they could lose control of their vehicle in the blink of an eye. It is up to you to show that another party was driving distracted at the time of your accident. If you have been hurt in a car accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a car accident can impact your life in a variety of ways. You may need the dedicated help of a Savannah car accident lawyer who can answer any questions that you have after an accident. For instance, what deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to your claim? What evidence will you need to gather as you move forward with a claim against another party? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? What should you say when you speak with the insurance company involved in your claim for the first time? These are questions that you can answer with the help of a dedicated Savannah personal injury lawyer.
Savannah Car Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you after you have been hurt in a car accident that is not your fault. We believe that you have many options under Georgia law and should have the help of an attorney on your side along the way. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects at this time. Please contact an accident attorney in Savannah that you can rely on at (888) 579-1790.
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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.