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July 23, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Tractor-Trailer Collision with Injuries in SB Lanes of I-85

Atlanta, GA (July 23, 2022) – Sources reported that a tractor-trailer collision with injuries took place on a highway in Atlanta on Friday afternoon, July 22. 

DeKalb County officials confirmed that the accident happened around 4:52 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-85 around the area of exit 96, Pleasantdale Road. A tractor-trailer was traveling in the southbound lanes of traffic when it hooked a vehicle in the other lane due to reasons that are not yet known. The passenger vehicle involved in the accident was badly damaged as a result of the accident. 

Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One or more parties, who have not yet been identified, were injured in the accident. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment. 

Due to the severity of the accident, several lanes of traffic were blocked for some time. Police urged those in the area to use Buford Highway as an alternate route. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. 

Our thoughts go out to those injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery. 

Truck Accidents in Georgia

Though truck accidents have been increasing on our roads in recent years, these accidents are still not as common as passenger vehicle accidents. In one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents due to the carelessness of others. Georgia is no stranger to truck accidents, which happen weekly within the state. Facing a truck accident can be a difficult thing, especially because the damages that stem from these accidents can be incredibly severe in nature. If you have been hurt in a truck accident that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

Where do you turn after you have been hurt in a truck accident that is not your fault? Being seriously injured in a truck accident can be a devastating experience that takes time to recover from. Speaking with an Atlanta truck accident attorneyis in your best interests at this time. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following: 

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers of parts
  • Cargo loaders

If you have been hurt in a truck crash, you should speak with a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer in your time of need. 

Because it can be challenging to face a truck accident, our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to assist you. If you believe that another party has acted in a negligent fashion in the event of a truck accident, you have every right to hold them liable for your claim. Our attorneys can assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve during these difficult times. We are here for you as you attempt to get back on your feet and move forward after your accident. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can assist 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.