Soperton, GA (September 15, 2020) – On Tuesday, September 15, one person was killed in a fatal truck accident on a highway in Soperton.
Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed that the driver of a 2006 tractor-trailer got out of his vehicle so that he could change a tire in the emergency lane of I-16. The driver, who was identified as a 37-year-old man from Pooler, got back into his vehicle and started to drive back onto the Interstate. A van ran into his vehicle from behind because the driver was unable to stop.
Paramedics and other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. They discovered that the driver of the Chevrolet Express Van was identified as a 36-year-old man from Ball Ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the truck was taken to Fairview Hospital for treatment of his injuries but is expected to be okay.
The roadway was closed down for several hours until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Truck accidents occur every single day in the U.S., some of which are more severe than others. In 2016, it was determined that approximately 110,000 truck accidents occurred in the entirety of the U.S. Truck accidents tend to be some of the most severe accidents on our roads due to the fact that they involve some of the largest vehicles. It is not uncommon for these accidents to lead to fatalities. Losing a loved one in a collision might be one of the most difficult things you have ever experienced. Luckily, family members have many options along the way.
Truck drivers spend many hours on our roads, which means that a collision could take place in the blink of an eye if a driver did not get enough rest or becomes distracted. Truck drivers, however, are not the only parties who are liable in these accidents each year. Others who could be held liable for truck accidents include trucking companies, cargo loaders, manufacturers, and more. If you have suffered losses due to a truck accident and believe that one of these parties is to blame, it is important that you have a Georgia truck accident attorney to assist you when it comes to your wrongful death claim.
For years, our skilled Georgia accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those involved in truck accidents. This is especially true when a truck accident involves a sudden fatality. We understand that you may be feeling overwhelmed as you work toward compensation for a wide array of damages so that you can move forward. If you have lost someone you love in an accident and wonder where you can turn, please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney who can help you every step of the way at (888) 579-1790.
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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.