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April 7, 2022

Cochran, GA – Eric Scarborough Killed in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash on GA-26

Cochran, GA (April 7, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, April 6, a man was killed in a fatal tractor-trailer crash in Cochran. 

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of GA-26. Police confirmed that 52-year-old Eric Scarborough was traveling west in his Nissan Armada and a tractor-trailer was traveling in the other direction. The two vehicles collided head-on with one another due to reasons that are not yet known. The Armada immediately overturned and was struck by the trailer attached to the back of the truck. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Scarborough sustained traumatic injuries and was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured. 

Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in multiple lanes for some time. Crews were also on scene to clean up a spill on the roadway caused by the collision. 

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Fatal Truck Accidents in Georgia

Truck accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents that occur on our roads in Georgia. This is due to the fact that trucks are some of the largest vehicles, weighing over 80,000 pounds more than passenger vehicles on average. Though many truck accidents lead to minor or serious injuries, others take the lives of those involved in the blink of an eye. In 2014 alone, statistics showed that 155 people were killed in truck accidents in Georgia and these numbers have only risen over the years. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident, you and your family have options. 

The loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely due to a truck accident can be a devastating thing to face. Having the assistance of a Cochran truck accident attorney on your side can be incredibly beneficial at this time.

An attorney will be able to help you and your family on both emotional and financial levels. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, an attorney will fight to help you gain the compensation you deserve. You should never have to worry about these aspects on your own after someone you love has been taken from you. This is why it is crucial that you speak with a Cochran wrongful death attorney immediately following your loved one’s accident. 

Cochran Wrongful Death Attorneys

At Monge & Associates, we are here to help you move forward after you have lost someone you love in a truck accident. We understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet during these challenging times. Both truck and wrongful death claims can be complex, which is why we are here to help you. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering

You should never have to stand alone after you have lost somebody you love in an accident. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Cochran at (678) 832-0585 for more information. 

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.