During rush hour, the heavy traffic on the roads leaves motorists and their passengers more prone to collisions. Understandably, truck accidents can cause significant damage and severe injuries. A recent accident injured two people on a Georgia roadway.
The accident happened on a recent Friday evening during rush hour traffic. Authorities say that the driver of a pickup truck was headed eastbound direction when he went through a green light. A1998 Cadillac, operated by an 85-year-old man, crashed into the truck. The impact caused the truck to spin around in a clockwise direction until it finally came to a stop at the intersection.
The driver of the truck and his passenger suffered injuries that were reported as non-life-threatening and were taken to the hospital. The driver of the car informed police that he was aware that the light was red, but could not stop in time because he could not locate his brakes. He was issued a citation for running a red light.
Truck accidents are horrific to victims who are seriously injured. Although the driver and passenger in the pickup truck who were struck suffered non-life threatening injuries, they still could be facing significant medical bills and rehabilitation costs in the near future. Due to the apparent negligence of the driver whose vehicle struck the pickup truck at the intersection, the victims retain the right to file personal injury claims in a Georgia civil court. An experienced personal injury attorney can help victims understand their legal rights and navigate through the court system.
Source: dawsonadvertiser.com, "Wreck sends two to local hospitals", Kimberly Boim, Jan. 7, 2015