A lieutenant of the Henry County police department gave reports of two recent collisions that ended in the deaths of two men. Both Georgia truck accidents occurred Tuesday. A 62-year-old and a 63-year-old were each pronounced dead at the scenes.
The officer stated that the first accident happened in a southbound lane of Interstate 75. A driver of a sport utility vehicle is alleged to have changed lanes improperly. This action is said to have caused her vehicle to crash into a tractor-trailer. The driver of the truck was unharmed as was the driver of the SUV. However, the passenger in the vehicle alleged to have caused the collision died at the site.
Another accident was reported by the lieutenant as having occurred the same day on a highway in a neighboring county. He said that early investigations suggest that a small car merged onto the highway and collided with a dump truck that was hauling a trailer. The accident resulted in one fatality.
The untimely death of a loved one brings immense grief and sorrow to those involved. At times, the undue stress of funeral costs or loss of wages (if the deceased was a breadwinner) can add to the suffering. It may be of some comfort, therefore, for Georgia residents to know that, when truck accidents result in the death of a family member, legal representatives are usually available in order to offer guidance with regard to seeking compensation in a court of law. A successful claim could possibly alleviate some of those financial burdens.
Source: neighbornewspapers.com, "Two dead in separate Henry County accidents", Jan. 28, 2015