Scott Monge Discusses How a Beer Truck and Big Rig Caused Two Serious Accidents on Georgia Roads
Each year, Georgia sees an average of more than 1,200 traffic fatalities, according to research by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The number of fatal accidents on state roads has slowly decreased over the years; however, accident injury rates have remained relatively consistent. Each year, there are more than 130,000 injuries, 6,300 of which are serious.
The reality is that a large number of people die or suffer injuries every year on Georgia roads. If you are a victim of a car or truck accident and you need expert advice from an Atlanta personal injury lawyer, Monge & Associates can help. Scott Monge and his team at Monge & Associates may be able to help you recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages. Call us today at (800) 860-8021 to find out how.
Big Rig Crash Kills Driver
AccessNorthGA reports that a driver died in a big rig crash on Interstate 85 in Franklin County, Georgia. Police officials say the rig was pulling two trailers in the early morning when it left the roadway on the west side. It is unclear why the truck left the road, but it was early morning, and police suspect fatigue may be to blame. The rig drove into some trees adjacent to the road and subsequently caught fire.
The driver died on the scene, and police have not revealed his identity. Officials are still investigating the accident, and they performed an autopsy to help them identify the cause.
Law enforcement remained on the scene for a number of hours, cleaning up debris from the wreckage.
Beer Truck Crashes Into Business
WTVM reports that a beer truck crashed into a business in Columbus, Georgia. The vehicle smashed through a storefront at 4 a.m., causing significant damage to the building.
The truck driver was not in the vehicle at the time; he was in a gas station store looking for directions. When he looked up, he saw the truck rolling forward.
The large truck crossed 10 lanes of traffic and crashed into the front of a hotel. The road was quiet as it was before rush hour, and onlookers say the result may have been very different if the accident happened a few hours later.
The truck was carrying more than 600 cases of beer with an estimated value of $8,000. Crews worked through the morning to remove the beer from the truck and salvage the wreck from the hotel entrance.
The accident caused no serious injuries, but officials estimate the damage to furniture and the cost of inventory is greater than $100,000.
A car or truck accident can leave lasting injuries and enormous bills, but you do not have to deal with these on your own. At Monge & Associates, we specialize in fighting for the rights of people injured in traffic accidents, and we will do the same for you. Call Atlanta personal injury attorney Scott Monge today at (800) 860-8021.