Holly Springs, GA – Craig Brown Killed in Fatal Tow Truck Collision on I-575
Holly Springs, GA (February 14, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal tow truck collision that took place on a highway in Holly Springs on the afternoon of Monday, February 13.
According to Holly Springs Police, the accident happened in the afternoon hours in the northbound lanes of I-575 near the area of Holly Street Bridge. Police confirmed that a passenger vehicle was traveling in the area when their vehicle was involved in a collision with a tow truck. The tow truck driver was picking up another vehicle in the area. Police said that the passenger vehicle went under the tow truck, leading to extensive damages.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the passenger vehicle, identified as 37-year-old Craig Brown, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the collision.
The highway was blocked for two hours in the area of the accident until police cleared the scene. Traffic was able to return to normal by 4 p.m.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the accident continues.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this fatal accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Georgia
Trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. This means that they are capable of causing catastrophic harm in the event of an accident involving any other vehicle that is smaller. Trucks are typically involved in injury accidents but sometimes take the lives of those involved. Every year, Georgia averages somewhere between 180 to 230 fatalities caused by truck accidents. If you and your family have lost a loved one, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past.
Fatal truck accidents account for 14% of motor vehicle accident fatalities that take place in the entire state of Georgia. This may seem like a low percentage, but it is important to remember that these accidents still take place in the hundreds every year. Truck drivers are supposed to pay close attention to the roads around them, and companies are supposed to follow precautions when hiring drivers to ensure that the roads are kept safe. There could be many parties at fault for truck accidents, which include the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
Speaking with a Holly Springs truck accident attorney is imperative during these difficult times.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, have handled many types of wrongful death claims and will support you after you have lost a loved one in a truck collision. A truck accident can happen in the blink of an eye, turning your family’s lives upside-down. Luckily, you have many options moving forward and receiving the compensation that you deserve. We are here for you in your time of need. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Holly Springs at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for 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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