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August 19, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Two-Vehicle Collision Leads to Injuries on I-285

Atlanta, GA (August 19, 2022) – Injuries stemmed from a two-vehicle collision that took place on a highway in Atlanta on Friday evening, August 19. 

According to Atlanta officials, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-285 around the area of Paces Ferry Road. Two vehicles were traveling in the area when one slammed into the other after losing control. One of the vehicles, identified as a black SUV, slammed into the side of the other vehicle, identified as a silver SUV. The vehicles both sustained damage as a result of the accident. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Paramedics were seen offering treatment to one or more victims. The victims were then rushed to local hospitals for further treatment, though their conditions are not yet known. 

The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic in the area, which led to heavy delays. Police urged those in the area to use I-75 as an alternate route. 

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision remains ongoing. 

Our thoughts go out to the parties who have been hurt in this accident. We hope for their full recovery at this time. 

Car Accidents in Georgia

In 2020, the Georgia Department of Transportation estimated that over 331,000 car accidents happened in the state of Georgia. Out of these accidents, over 125,000 people were severely injured due to the negligence of others. Many car accidents happen unexpectedly and turn lives upside-down within seconds. Depending on your reaction time, you may not be able to avoid a crash that then impacts your life for weeks, months, or even years to come. If you have been hurt in a collision and wonder what options you have, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests. 

The aftermath of a car accident can be a confusing and scary time in your life. You may wonder where you can turn during these challenging times, which is why it is imperative that you speak with an Atlanta car accident lawyer as soon as possible. There are many long-term complications in car accidents, which can leave you with questions as you move forward. An attorney can help you show that the following aspects were present in your claim: 

  • A driver owed everyone on our roads a duty of care
  • The driver breached this duty of care through their negligent actions
  • The breach in duty was the direct cause of your collision
  • The collision led to injuries and damages

You should speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so that you can get back on your feet. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, our team is here to help you every step of the way after a car accident. We will evaluate your case from the very beginning, providing you with the resources that you need to be successful in moving forward with your claim. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can help 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.