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August 14, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Tractor-Trailer Collision Leads to Injuries on I-85 Near Airport

Atlanta, GA (August 14, 2022) – Around 11:47 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, August 14, a tractor-trailer collision with injuries happened on a highway in Atlanta. 

Atlanta officials were called to the scene of the crash, which happened in the northbound lanes of I-85 around the area of I-285 near the Airport. A truck was traveling in the area when it became involved in a collision with one or more passenger vehicles due to unknown reasons. The tractor-trailer then overturned and was extensively damaged.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Atlanta responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more parties were seriously injured as a result of the collision. The injured parties were immediately hospitalized, though their conditions are not yet known. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible. 

No further details have been released. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision. 

We offer our warmest thoughts to the parties who have been hurt in this accident. 

Truck Accidents in Georgia

Tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles on our roads in Georgia. Trucks weigh more than 80,000 pounds, which means that they are capable of causing extensive damage in the event of an accident. Truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers on our roads, as they undergo months to years of training before actually hitting our major highways. Truck accidents still happen more commonly than ever before. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents due to the reckless acts of others. If you have been hurt in a truck accident that was caused by another party, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Facing the aftermath of a truck accident can be a difficult thing to face. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you should speak with an Atlanta truck accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. Truck drivers spend a long period of time on our roads, which means that a truck crash could happen due to any reason: 

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Falling asleep behind the wheel

If your life has been turned upside-down due to a truck accident, you should speak with an Atlanta personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have been hurt in a truck crash that is not your fault. We believe that you have many options available for you under Georgia accident law. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you gain the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects. We are here for you every step of the way as you navigate the Georgia legal system for the first time, especially in regards to truck accidents. These claims are known for being incredibly complex in nature. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can assist you. 

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.