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March 4, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Three Killed in Fatal Truck Accident on I-85

Atlanta, GA (March 4, 2022) – On Friday morning, March 4, three people were killed in a fatal truck accident that took place on a highway in Atlanta. 

According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-85 around the area of 17th Street. Police confirmed that a passenger vehicle was traveling in the area when the vehicle slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer due to reasons that are not yet known. The accident caused severe damages to the truck.

Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Three people inside the passenger vehicle were severely injured and were tragically pronounced dead at the scene. One of the parties has since been identified as a 26-year-old woman. 

Due to the severity of the collision, all northbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area until 7:25 a.m. This led to delays in the area for a period of time. 

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. 

Truck Accidents in Georgia

Tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles on our roads in Georgia. This means that they are capable of causing some of the most extensive harm in the event of an accident. On average, approximately 180 to 230 people are killed in fatal truck accidents every year within the state. This means that truck accidents account for approximately 14% of fatalities within the state when it comes to accidents. It is never easy to face the aftermath of a truck accident, especially if you have lost someone you love in a crash. If you have lost someone you love in a truck crash, you should speak with an attorney that you can rely on. 

Trucking accidents are some of the most complex cases that a party could endure if they are looking to bring a claim. If you have lost someone you love in a truck crash, you should speak with an Atlanta truck accident attorney who can help you every step of the way when it comes to your case. Commercial truck drivers and companies have to abide by rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If you believe that a truck driver or company is liable for the loss of your loved one, you should speak with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney that you can trust. 

Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a truck crash. We will help you and your family move forward and work on rebuilding your lives after a loved one has been taken prematurely from you. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects, including the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

We are here to help you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Atlanta at (678) 832-0585 to find out how we can help you at this time. 

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.