Cordele, GA (December 23, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal truck accident that took place on a roadway in Cordele on Thursday, December 22 at an unknown time.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened at an unknown time on South Cedar Creek Road. Police confirmed that 78-year-old Wilma Martin was traveling east on the roadway in her Toyota 4-Runner when she stopped to make a turn. At the same time, a driver in an International box truck was traveling south being operated by Keith Davis. He slammed into her driver’s side door after failing to stop in time.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Martin was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident due to severe injuries. Nobody else sustained injuries as a result of the accident.
Due to the severity of the collision, a portion of the road was blocked in the area for some time. This led to extensive delays until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this accident.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, taking on many forms such as tractor-trailers and box trucks. Truck accidents tend to happen less often than auto accidents but they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic damages and injuries. In some cases, these accidents even take the lives of those involved. From the years 2016 to 2020, approximately 13% of roadway fatalities took place due to accidents involving commercial vehicles. Hundreds of lives are lost due to truck accidents every year in Georgia. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody close to you in a truck accident can be a traumatic and devastating event. Because of this, you and your family should speak with a Cordele truck accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. An attorney will be able to help you when it comes to the many complexities of your claim. Many parties could be to blame for a truck accident, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
If you have lost somebody close to you in a truck accident, you should speak with a dedicated Cordele wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal collision. A truck accident can be a daunting experience that leaves you feeling alone and confused, especially if you have lost somebody close to you. Our attorneys will assist you along the path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. These include medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Cordele at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
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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