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Dunwoody, GA – Tractor-Trailer Strikes Median Attempting To Avoid Abandoned Vehicle

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Dunwoody, GA – Tractor-Trailer Strikes Median Attempting To Avoid Abandoned Vehicle

Tractor-Trailer Highway Wreck

Dunwoody, GA  (August 8, 2023) – A collision involving a tractor-trailer in Dunwoody has led to the temporary closure of nearly all east and westbound lanes on Interstate 285 during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the incident occurred at approximately 4:55 a.m. The Dunwoody Police Department, the reporting agency, has stated that there were no reported injuries.

Dunwoody Police clarified that the crash transpired in the westbound lane of I-285 at North Shallowford Road. The driver of a tractor-trailer attempted to avoid colliding with an abandoned car on the highway and subsequently overcorrected, resulting in a collision with the median wall.

Currently, the westbound lanes have been shut down to address the crash scene, while two lanes on the eastbound side remain closed due to the presence of substantial debris.

As part of the traffic management efforts, authorities were diverting westbound traffic off I-285 at North Peachtree Road, but the road has now re-opened.

Car Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents have become one of the leading causes of accidents and injuries in the state of Georgia over the years. Georgia actually ranks fourth in the country for states with the most fatalities caused by car accidents. On top of this, many people are seriously injured in car accidents within the state every year. In just 2020, it was reported that over 125,000 people were hurt in Georgia car accidents due to the reckless acts of others. If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by another party and you wonder where you can turn, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney immediately.

Facing the aftermath of a car accident can be a difficult thing to endure, especially if you have not faced a car accident in the past. Speaking with a Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you get on your feet after a collision. An attorney will be able to help you from start to finish when it comes to your claim. They can help you show that some of the following aspects were present at the time of your accident:

  • A driver owed you a duty of care
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  • Your accident caused serious injuries and other damages

You have many options after an accident and should speak with a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so that you can move forward.

At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys are here for you after a serious car accident that is not your fault. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. Please contact a car accident attorney in Atlanta at 770-820-0711 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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