Atlanta, GA (July 31, 2020) – Around 7:30 a.m. on Friday morning, one person was injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Atlanta.
The accident took place on GA-402 near the area of Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Police confirmed that the vehicles involved were a pickup truck, an SUV, and a HERO Georgia Department of Transportation vehicle.
The HERO truck had its flashing emergency lights on as it was traveling along on the highway. A driver in a Ford pickup truck with a trailer was also traveling along on the same stretch of the highway but was unable to see the HERO truck due to overgrown foliage in the area. The driver swerved but struck the emergency truck.
Another SUV was following the pickup truck and was unable to stop in time, causing the SUV to slam into both vehicles. The driver of the SUV was the only person injured in the accident.
Due to the severity of the collision, westbound traffic was impacted for a 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.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Truck accidents happen every hour of the day in Georgia, some of which are incredibly minor and others that lead to severe and life-altering injuries. Truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers on our roads but these accidents still happen due to the negligence of others every single year. In 2016, it was estimated that approximately 110,000 truck accidents took place in the entirety of the U.S. Georgia is known for having a higher rate of truck accidents than many other states. If you have been injured in an accident that is not your fault, it is essential that you speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
Truck accidents take place in the blink of an eye due to the recklessness of others. One thing that victims must always remember is the fact that drivers are not the only parties who could be found negligent for an accident. Some other parties who could be held liable for these accidents include truck drivers, manufacturers, trucking companies, and many other parties. Having an attorney on your side may be the only way that you can successfully move forward after an accident. It is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable truck accident attorney in Georgia as soon as possible.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our personal injury attorneys have assisted those with injuries after life-altering truck accidents. If you have suffered harm in an unexpected truck accident, you may find that you are eligible for aspects like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You have many options and should never have to stand alone. If you have suffered in the aftermath of a truck accident, please do not hesitate to contact a Georgia accident attorney at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help you.
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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.