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May 17, 2022

Decatur, GA – Five-Vehicle Collision with Injuries in EB Lanes of I-20

Decatur, GA (May 17, 2022) – Injuries stemmed from a serious five-vehicle collision that took place on a major Decatur highway on Tuesday night, May 17. 

According to DeKalb County officials, the accident happened around 10:38 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-20 around the area of Wesley Chapel Road. Police confirmed that a total of five vehicles were traveling in the area when they became involved in a chain-reaction collision due to reasons that are not yet known. The involved vehicles sustained heavy damages as a result. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims were injured as a result of the collision. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment, though their conditions are unknown at this time. 

Due to the severity of the collision, a red alert was issued in the area. All lanes of traffic were blocked for an extended period of time, which led to massive delays in the area. Police urged those in the area to use alternate routes until the scene was cleared. 

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Car Accidents in Georgia

Every year, hundreds of thousands of individuals are seriously injured in car accidents throughout Georgia. In just 2020 alone, over 331,000 car accidents happened in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. A large percentage of these accidents lead to serious injuries. When drivers are operating their vehicles in a reckless manner, they are putting everyone’s lives at risk who share our roads. If you have sustained injuries in a serious car accident and wonder where you can turn, it is important to know that you have options. You should speak with an attorney that you can trust at this time. 

Every day, car accidents take place due to many reasons in Georgia. Some of these reasons include the following: 

  • Drivers who are driving distracted
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued driving

Proving that another party has acted negligently is not always easy to do, as they may do everything in their nature to deny it. If you are an innocent driver who has been hurt in a car accident, it is important to know that you have options. You should be prepared to seek the help of a Decatur personal injury attorney at this time. 

At Monge & Associates, our attorneys are here for you after a car accident that is not your fault. When the at-fault party’s insurance company is treating you unfairly, we will help you receive the results that you deserve. We know that your claim is important to you and will stand by your side in your time of need. If you have been hurt in a serious car accident, our attorneys will help you seek the compensation that you deserve. Please contact a car accident attorney in Decatur at (888) 688-1924 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.