Decatur, GA – Injuries Reported in Multi-Vehicle Crash in WB Lanes of I-285

5/14 Decatur, GA – Injuries Reported in Multi-Vehicle Crash in WB Lanes of I-285

Decatur, GA (May 14, 2022) – On Saturday morning, May 14, injuries stemmed from a serious multi-vehicle collision that took place on a major highway in Decatur. 

DeKalb County Police confirmed that the accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-285 around the area of Flat Shoals Road at 2:36 a.m. Several vehicles were allegedly traveling in the area when they collided with each other due to reasons that are not fully known. The involved vehicles were badly damaged as a result of the accident. 

Emergency responders, including paramedics and local fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims were hurt as a result of the collision. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries, though their conditions are not yet known. 

Due to the severity of the collision, all lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for a period of time. Police urged those in the area to use I-20 to avoid any delays.

No further details have been released. DeKalb County officials continue their investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident. 

We offer our thoughts to those injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery. 

Car Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents tend to take place in the blink of an eye with little or no warning. In fact, these accidents have become so common that over 70 collisions take place every hour of the day within the state of Georgia. These accidents lead to hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. There are many common causes of car accidents on our roads, including the following: 

  • Impaired driving due to drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving 
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Speeding

Were you injured in a car accident and now you wonder what options may be available for you? Having the help of a legal advocate on your side can benefit you in many ways at this time. 

Speaking with a Decatur car accident attorney is absolutely crucial after you have been hurt in a car accident that was caused by another party’s negligence. As we all know, a legal claim of any kind can quickly become complex and leave you with a variety of questions. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that any of your burning questions are answered during your claim, as well as meeting all deadlines that are required of you along the way. Nobody should ever have to face the worry of a claim without the help of a Decatur personal injury lawyer on their side. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are compassionate about helping you through your case and getting back on your feet after an accident. We understand how stressful a car accident can be and offer our help and resources every step of the way. Our knowledgeable attorneys will ensure that your rights are protected and that you have all the answers that you need as you move forward with a claim. We are here for you in your time of need. Please contact a car accident attorney in Decatur at (888) 688-1924 for more information on what options you have 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. 

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.

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