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March 31, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Tractor-Trailer Collision with Injuries in NB Lanes of I-285

Atlanta, GA (March 31, 2022) – Injuries stemmed from a serious tractor-trailer collision that took place on Thursday morning, March 31, on a major highway. 

According to local officials, the accident happened around 8:04 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-285 around the area of MLK Jr. Drive, exit 9. A tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it slowed down due to unknown reasons and a passenger vehicle slammed into the back of it. The vehicle sustained severe front-end damage as a result of the collision. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims were hurt as a result of the accident. The injured parties were hospitalized. Their identities and conditions are not known at this time. 

Due to the severity of the collision, two left center lanes of traffic were blocked for some time. This led to delays in the area until police cleared the scene. 

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Truck Accidents in Georgia

Trucks are some of the largest vehicles that navigate our roads in Georgia. When it comes to production and goods, trucks are a necessity on our major highways as they travel from one area to the next. However, it is important to note that there are many risks when it comes to sharing the roads with these large vehicles. It is important to remember that tractor-trailers are tens of thousands of pounds heavier than passenger vehicles. In one recent year in the entire U.S., over 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents within the state. If you have been hurt in a truck accident that was caused by another party, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Where should you turn immediately after you have been hurt in a truck accident? After you have sought necessary medical attention, you should have the assistance of an Atlanta truck accident attorney on your side. An attorney will be able to help you with many aspects of your truck accident claim, especially knowing that these claims can be entirely complex. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following: 

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders

If you have sustained injuries in an accident, you should have the help of an Atlanta personal injury attorney on your side who has handled these claims in the past. 

Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys

At Monge & Associates, our experienced and compassionate attorneys are here to help you after a Georgia truck accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelming a truck accident can be and offer our help and resources along the way. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own after a truck crash. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Atlanta at (678) 832-0585 for more information on your available options. 

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.