On April 22, Georgia State Patrol was on the scene of a fatal multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 16 about 20 miles west of Savannah. The crash occurred around 6 a.m. when the driver of a big rig did not slow down for slower moving traffic and rear-ended an SUV. Next, the truck rolled over the top of a smaller vehicle, which became engulfed in flames. Seven vehicles were damaged before the rig came to a rest after colliding with the back end of a tanker.
A tragic accident on recent Wednesday in early March in Georgia has led to the death of one person. According to the deceased victim's best friend, the accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. The fondness with which the victim is remembered by his best friend is heartwarming. The devastation felt by both the family and friends of the victim clearly illustrates the tragedy of truck accidents.
When an accident between a truck and a motor vehicle happens, the size and mass of the truck provides protection for the truck driver, while the occupants of the lighter vehicle may have very little chance to escape injury. Georgia victims of truck accidents must be cautious of companies that try and shift the blame away from their drivers in an attempt to lessen their liability. Truck accident injuries are often catastrophic and life-changing, and therefore, victims of such accidents may need legal help.
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.
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.
Most people know that truck accidents are much more horrific than car accidents. When truck accidents do occur, victims are more likely to suffer serious injuries due to the size and weight of a tractor-trailer. A truck accident that happened in South Georgia left two drivers with injuries.
Georgia residents who have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck may be entitled to legal recourse. Truck accidents occur for a number of reasons, many of which can be attributed to negligence on part of the truck driver. In these cases, personal injury claims may be filed in an attempt to obtain financial compensation for any damages suffered.
In our last post, we wrote about the dangers associated with distracted driving. A campaign in Georgia to tackle this very issue with truck drivers recently took place in the Atlanta area. Truck accidents are a major concern as the results are often tragic, and distracted driving only adds to the possibility of these incidents occurring.
The amount of commercial trucks on the road seems to be increasing. This is probably a good sign for the economy, as the need for the transportation of goods is growing; however, this can create additional risks for drivers. Truck accidents involving cars becoming trapped underneath tractor-trailers can be devastating for families, as the outcomes are often fatal. A family who lost their teenage daughters in a tragic accident with a semi in Georgia is asking that new safety regulations be put in place regarding the under ride protection bars on these massive trucks.
As the number of semi trailers on the roads increase, accidents with them also increase. In passenger car versus commercial truck accidents, there is a good chance that the truck will do the most damage, simply from a size and weight standpoint. These incidents are growing in number, not only in Georgia but nationwide, and individuals involved in these accidents often face severe injury or even death.