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August 26, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Rear-End Collision on I-85 Near I-285 Causes Injuries

Atlanta, GA (August 26, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a serious rear-end collision that took place on a highway in Atlanta on Friday morning, August 26. 

According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened around 8:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 around the area of I-285. Two vehicles were traveling in the area, identified as a dark SUV and a red pickup truck. The SUV slammed into the back of the pickup truck, which led to extensive damages and left debris all over the road in the area. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Several victims sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The injured parties were treated at the scene and then rushed to local hospitals for further treatment. Their conditions are not known at this time. 

Due to the severity of the collision, the roadway was blocked in northbound lanes of traffic for some time. Police urged those in the area to use Highway 29 as an alternate route for some time. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. 

We offer our warmest thoughts to those who have been hurt in this accident. We hope for their speedy recovery at this time. 

Car Accidents in Georgia

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people sustain injuries due to Georgia car accidents. In just one recent year, in fact, over 331,000 car accidents happened due to negligent acts. Out of these accidents, over 125,000 people were hurt due to these accidents. Though car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye anywhere, highways are known for being some of the most common places. This is due to the fact that drivers are traveling at high speeds or not paying attention to the roads around them in these areas. If you are someone who has suffered greatly due to a car accident, you should have the help of a legal advocate on your side who can assist you. 

Fortunately, many people will find that there are options available for them after they have been hurt in a collision. If you have sustained these losses, speaking with an Atlanta car accident attorney can help you get back on your feet. Of course, this is only after you have sustained medical treatment for your injuries, which could include any of the following: 

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Fractures

You have options after an accident and should speak with a skilled Atlanta personal injury attorney that you can rely on. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you get back on your feet after a serious car accident. It is best to speak with an attorney that you can trust before you attempt to handle a claim entirely on your own. Our attorneys have years of experience handling these claims and will assist you as you work toward the compensation you deserve. You should never have to stand alone following a collision. Please contact a car accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out 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.