Atlanta, GA (February 6, 2023) – At 6 p.m. on the evening of Monday, February 6, a tractor-trailer collision with injuries took place in Atlanta.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of GA-166 around the area of I-285. Police confirmed that a tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it was involved in a collision with a red sedan. Photographs taken at the scene showed that the tractor-trailer collided with the rear of the sedan, causing damages.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Atlanta responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Multiple parties sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The injured parties were hospitalized, though their conditions are not entirely known.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. This led to extensive delays in the area until police were able to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with information regarding the accident as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the parties injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Accidents involving large trucks are not as common as other accidents on our roads in Georgia. However, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic damages and injuries. Large trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, while sedans and smaller vehicles are approximately 3,000 pounds. This means that when an accident happens, it is almost surely going to lead to injuries in one or more victims. In just one recent year in the U.S., approximately 119,000 people were seriously injured in truck-related accidents. If you are somebody who has been affected by a truck accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney immediately.
Anything can happen within seconds, which means that truck accidents occur when we least expect them to. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, which include some of the following parties:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies who employ the drivers
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
After a truck accident, it is imperative that you understand what you are facing. You could be left with serious injuries and be forced to miss out on crucial time at work. This is why it is necessary that you speak with a dedicated Atlanta truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here for you and your family after a serious and life-altering truck accident. When a truck driver or another related party has acted in a negligent fashion and an accident results, you should know that you have many options moving forward. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. Our attorneys will help you in many ways as you navigate the complex Georgia legal system for the first time. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you when you need it the most.
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.
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