Smyrna, GA (June 10, 2021) – At 7:22 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, June 10, a tractor-trailer collision occurred on a highway in Smyrna.
According to Cobb County officials, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-285 around the area of South Cobb Drive. A truck and at least one passenger vehicle collided with each other in the area. The vehicles involved in the collision sustained severe front-end damage. The truck and the passenger vehicle had to be removed from the roadway following the collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims, who have not yet been identified, were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
Two left lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for some time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles in the entire state of Georgia. This means that these vehicles are capable of causing some of the most immense harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of thousands of people are seriously injured in truck accidents in the U.S. every single year. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people are seriously injured in truck accidents, with a large percentage of these accidents happening in Georgia. Though truck drivers are expected to be some of the safest drivers on our roads, these accidents still occur every year. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you have a variety of options available for you.
Being injured in a Georgia truck accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. Because these vehicles are so large, the collisions that follow tend to lead to some of the most severe injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, and more. Many victims of these accidents will have to spend an extended period of time recovering in the hospital. Injured victims are urged to seek the help of a Georgia personal injury attorney who has their best interests in mind.
Because the aftermath of a truck accident can impact your life in many ways, speaking with an attorney at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC can be extremely beneficial to you. Many individuals are left feeling alone and confused after a truck accident. Luckily, with the help of a knowledgeable attorney on your side, you can move forward knowing that your rights are being protected. You have a right to several types of compensation including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. These types of compensation can help you get back on your feet during these complex times. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Georgia at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options are available for 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.