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September 24, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Tractor-Trailer Accident Leads to Injuries on I-285 Near I-20

Atlanta, GA (September 24, 2022) – One or more victims sustained injuries as a result of a tractor-trailer accident in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon, September 24. 

According to DeKalb County Police Department officials, the accident happened around 1:43 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-285 around the area of I-20. A tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it became involved in a collision with one or more other vehicles, including a second tractor-trailer. The involved vehicles were badly damaged as a result of the accident. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Atlanta responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries, though their conditions are not yet known. 

Three right lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for some time. Police urged those in the area to use Candler Road as an alternate route. 

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with more information as it is available. 

Our thoughts go out to the parties who have been hurt as a result of this accident. We hope that the injured parties sustained a speedy recovery. 

Truck Accidents in Georgia

Truck drivers are a necessity on our roads and go through vigorous training to ensure that accidents do not happen commonly. Tractor-trailer accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents that happen on our roads. This is due to the fact that trucks are tens of thousands of pounds, weighing as much as 80,000 pounds or more. In one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people were injured in truck accidents due to the reckless acts of others. If you have sustained injuries in a truck-related accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Facing a truck accident can be a difficult thing to do entirely on your own. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you can only answer when you speak with an Atlanta truck accident attorney after your accident. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following: 

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders

You have many options after a truck accident. This is why you should speak with an Atlanta personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here for you after a truck accident that is not your fault. When another party has been acting in a careless fashion, a truck accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Having the assistance of an attorney is necessary as you face a truck accident, which can be incredibly complex in nature. Being hurt in a truck accident can leave you in a difficult financial position that you are not fully prepared for. This is why you should seek immediate help. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have. 

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.