Atlanta, GA (February 28, 2023) – On Tuesday morning, February 28, two people sustained injuries in a tractor-trailer collision on a highway in Atlanta.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened around 9:20 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-285 near the area of Camp Creek Parkway. Police confirmed that two tractor-trailers and three sedans became involved in a collision with each other due to reasons that are not entirely known. The involved vehicles sustained severe damage as a result of the collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Atlanta responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A total of two people, who have not yet been formally identified, were taken to local hospitals for treatment of injuries. Their conditions are not known at this time.
The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes until approximately 9:20 a.m. There were delays in the area until the scene was fully cleared.
No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the parties who have been hurt in this accident.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
In Georgia, tractor-trailer accidents are becoming more prevalent than ever before. These accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads. This is due to the fact that tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, which is tens of thousands more than normal passenger vehicles. In just one year in the entire U.S., it was reported that over 119,000 people sustained serious and life-altering injuries in truck accidents. If you are somebody who has been hurt in a serious truck accident, it is important that you understand your many options moving forward with a claim.
Though truck drivers are supposed to be some of the safest drivers on our roads, mistakes still happen every day. Truck drivers go through rigorous training to ensure that they are following the rules of the road at all times so that large truck-related accidents can be prevented. Still, truck accidents continue to happen due to a wide array of reasons, such as the following:
- Distracted driving
- Falling asleep behind the wheel
- Traveling at high speeds
The injuries that stem from a truck accident can be severe and life-altering, leaving you feeling alone and confused. This is why you should speak with a skilled and compassionate Atlanta truck accident attorney soon after an accident.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those injured in Georgia truck accidents. We believe that it is important that you receive justice after an accident and offer our help and resources to you in your time of need. You may find that you are eligible to receive compensation for a wide array of financial damages, such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. You should not have to face a complex truck accident claim on your own. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have at this time.
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