Toccoa, GA (May 19, 2022) – Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, May 17, ten people were seriously injured in a car accident that took place at an intersection in Toccoa.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident occurred around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Big A Road and Rothell Road. The driver of an SUV was traveling in the area when they pulled into the intersection and their vehicle was nearly struck by a cement truck. The cement truck driver swerved to avoid the collision and slammed into Malibu, which then struck a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The pickup truck then collided with a Hyundai Santa Fe. The driver of the initial SUV fled the scene without stopping.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The 69-year-old driver of the pickup truck was severely injured and rushed to the hospital by medical helicopter. A family of four was in the Malibu and all of the victims were taken to the hospital. They have since been identified as a 33-year-old woman, a 35-year-old man, a 5-year-old child, and a 3-year-old child.
Another family was in the Hyundai and all of the parties were also hospitalized. They have been identified as a 27-year-old woman, a 6-year-old child, a 3-year-old child, a 2-year-old child, and a 6-year-old child. The 23-year-old driver of the cement truck was not hurt.
The roadway was blocked in the area for several hours as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts go out to all ten victims recovering from this accident.
Car Accidents in Georgia
It has now become normal for individuals to be involved in a car accident. These accidents actually occur every hour of the day within the state. In one hour’s time, in fact, it is estimated that approximately 70 car accidents take place due to the reckless acts of others. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in car accidents caused by others. If you have been hurt in a car accident that is not your fault, you have options. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a car accident can turn your life upside-down within seconds, which is why you should be prepared to speak with a Toccoa car accident lawyer that you can rely on. An attorney will be able to help when it comes to many aspects of your case. You should be aware of the fact that several factors can affect your settlement, including the following:
- The severity of your injury
- The lost wages you sustain due to missing work
- The physical and emotional trauma that stems from your accident
You should be prepared to speak with a dedicated and resourceful Toccoa personal injury lawyer during these complex times.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys are here for you after you have been hurt in a car accident that is not your fault. Even if you feel that you are comfortable with the legal system and have some familiarity with it, you should have the help of an attorney on your side. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you need to get back on your feet at this time. Please contact a car accident attorney in Toccoa at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you in your time of need.
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 and 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.