Decatur, GA – Three-Vehicle Collision with Injuries on I-285 Near Memorial Dr
Decatur, GA (May 19, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a three-vehicle collision that took place on a highway in Decatur on Thursday afternoon, May 19.
According to DeKalb County officials who were immediately called to the scene, the accident happened around 4:17 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-285 around the area of exit 41, Memorial Drive. A total of three vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction collision due to reasons that are not yet known. The involved vehicles were extensively damaged in the collision.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims were treated by paramedics at the scene. The parties were then taken to local hospitals for treatment of unknown injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. There were delays in the area before Buford Highway.
No further details have been released. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
We offer our warmest thoughts to those recovering from this accident.
Car Accidents in Georgia
As you are traveling the roads in Georgia, you trust that other drivers will pay close attention to the roads around them at all times. However, hundreds of thousands of car accidents take place every year throughout the state. In 2020 alone, in fact, it was reported that approximately 331,000 car accidents took place in all of Georgia. There are many ways in which drivers act carelessly on our roads each day, especially on our major highways. These include some of the following ways:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel
Being hurt in a car accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. You have options and should have the assistance of an attorney on your side.
After you have been hurt in a traffic accident, you should be prepared to speak with a Decatur car accident attorney. Many individuals attempt to handle a claim on their own, only to find that it is not so easy to do so. You should speak with an attorney when you have sustained serious injuries in a collision or when your claim is particularly complex in nature. You want to ensure that you have the resources necessary to move forward, as well as an attorney on your side who can answer any questions you may have. Speaking with a Decatur personal injury lawyer is vital during these difficult times.
At Monge & Associates, we are here to help you move forward after an accident that is not your fault. Having an attorney on your side means that you can meet all deadlines in your case and will have the resources necessary to help you get back on your feet. An attorney can help you determine if you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages in your time of need. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. Please contact a car accident attorney in Decatur at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can assist you.
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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