Carrollton, GA (May 12, 2022) – Two firefighters were injured as a result of a firetruck accident that took place in Carrollton on Thursday morning, May 12.
According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened in the early morning hours on Clem Lowell Road. A firetruck was traveling in the area when the driver allegedly lost control due to reasons that are not fully known. The firetruck was allegedly on its way to a medical call when the driver lost control, causing it to forcefully crash off the side of the road.
Several local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Two firefighters were inside the engine and sustained injuries as a result of the collision. One of the firefighters sustained a fractured leg and was airlifted to the hospital for treatment. The other crew member was rushed to Tanner Medical Center with a head injury. The parties, however, are expected to be okay.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes until police were able to fully clear the scene.
The Georgia State Patrol continues its investigation into the circumstances of the collision at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured firefighters in hopes of their full recovery.
Firetruck Accidents in Georgia
Though you may think that firetruck accidents are incredibly rare, thousands continue to happen in the United States every year. In fact, in 2020 alone, it was estimated that approximately 15,675 firetrucks were involved in accidents throughout the country. Out of these accidents, about 550 firefighters sustained injuries and 7 people lost their lives. Firefighters are trained to operate engines as safely as possible, which is why these accidents are not as common as others. If you have been hurt in an accident involving a firetruck, it is important that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
The aftermath of a firetruck accident can be a difficult thing to face, especially if you have been seriously injured. The injuries that stem from one of these accidents can be so severe that you are forced to spend time recovering in the hospital or away from the workplace. This can affect your life both physically and financially as you attempt to get back on your feet. An attorney will be able to help you show that many factors were present in your firetruck accident, including the following:
- A driver owed you their duty of care
- The driver breached the duty of care through their careless actions
- The breach in duty actually caused your accident
- The accident led to your injuries and other damages
You have options and should speak with a skilled Carrollton personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our compassionate attorneys are here for you after a firetruck accident that was caused by a negligent party. The last thing that you should have to worry about is facing the complexities of the legal system as you work on your physical recovery. Our attorneys will provide you with the resources you need during these difficult times. Please contact a firetruck accident attorney in Carrollton at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can help you at this time.
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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.