Atlanta, GA – Tractor-Trailer Collision Leads to Injuries in SB Lanes of I-285
Last updated Friday, February 17th, 2023
Atlanta, GA (February 16, 2023) – At 7:50 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, February 15, a tractor-trailer collision took place on a highway in Atlanta.
According to DeKalb County Police, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-285 around the area of Chamblee Tucker Road. Police confirmed that a tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it struck a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not yet known. The other vehicle was turned around in traffic and sustained severe front-end damages.
Several responders in Atlanta, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. EMS crews were seen assisting one or more victims at the scene who sustained injuries. The injured parties were then hospitalized, though their conditions are not entirely known.
All but one lane was blocked in the area for some time, which led to extensive delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to those injured in this accident. We hope that they will receive a speedy recovery from their injuries.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Accidents happen every hour of the day in Georgia. Though many of these accidents are just minor fender-benders that involve passenger vehicles, some are more severe and involve much larger vehicles: tractor-trailers. Tractor-trailer accidents are actually on the rise every year in the state of Georgia, many of which lead to injuries, either minor or severe in nature. Every year, it is estimated that approximately 130,000 people are seriously injured in truck accidents in the U.S. Georgia is no stranger to these horrific and life-altering accidents. You have options after a truck accident, which is why you should speak with a skilled attorney.
Truck accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents and bringing some of the most complex claims. This is why you should always have the assistance of an Atlanta truck accident attorney on your side as you move forward with a case. Truck accident claims are so complex because they involve many different types of laws, and there are many parties who could be liable for your accident. These include some of the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
It is crucial that you always move forward with one of these claims with the help of an Atlanta personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a truck accident so we offer you our help every step of the way. Regardless of the circumstances leading up to your crash, you have options as you move forward with a claim. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects during these challenging times. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you during these difficult times.
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