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April 21, 2022

Atlanta, GA – One Killed in Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision on I-285

Atlanta, GA (April 21, 2022) – Around 8:31 p.m. on the night of Wednesday, April 20, one person was killed in a multi-vehicle collision in Atlanta. 

According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-285 around the area of I-675 and Bouldercrest Road. Multiple vehicles were traveling in the area when one or more lost control, causing a forceful chain-reaction collision. Vehicles scattered everywhere across the highway, sustaining severe damages. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One person, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others sustained injuries as a result of the collision. They were hospitalized but are expected to be okay. Police confirmed that one of the victims had to be rescued from their damaged vehicle by fire crews. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents happen every single day in Georgia, some of which are minor and others that are incredibly severe in nature. The accidents that are severe sometimes lead to life-threatening injuries or fatalities, which occur in the blink of an eye. Hundreds of victims lose their lives in accidents every single month. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 1,588 fatal accidents took place, with over 1,730 people losing their lives. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal crash, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

Losing someone you love in a fatal accident can be a difficult thing to face on your own. Having the help of an Atlanta car accident attorney on your side who can handle these claims can ensure that your rights are being protected after you have sustained these losses. An attorney can help you show that the following factors are present in your accident: 

  • A driver owed you a duty of care
  • A driver breached their duty of care
  • The breach in duty led to the loss of your loved one
  • The loss of your loved one led to damages

If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you should speak with a skilled Atlanta wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. 

Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorneys

At Monge & Associates, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal Georgia car accidents over the years. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling both emotionally and financially after a fatal crash. Our attorneys will assist you along the path toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages at this time. We are here for you when you need us the most. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can help you in your time of need. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.