Ringgold, GA (February 28, 2023) – One person was injured in a tractor-trailer collision that took place in Ringgold on the afternoon of Monday, February 27.
According to the Ringgold Police Department, the accident happened around 4:15 p.m. on the railroad tracks over GA-41 near the area of High Street. Police confirmed that a flatbed tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it suddenly got struck crossing over the railroad tracks. It was struck by a CSX train that was unable to stop in time, leading to extensive wreckage.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The train engineer was the only person reportedly injured in the accident. They were taken to Hamilton Medical Center for treatment, though their current condition is not yet known.
The area was completely blocked off for a period of time following the collision. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the party injured as a result of this accident.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
More than ever before, serious truck accidents have been happening throughout the state of Georgia. Tractor trailers are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, which means that they are capable of causing catastrophic harm in the event of an accident. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., it was reported that approximately 119,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents due to the recklessness of others. Day after day, more innocent people are hurt in truck accidents due to careless acts like distracted driving, drunk driving, and more. If you have sustained harm in a serious truck accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Serious truck accidents turn lives upside-down within seconds. The claims that stem from these accidents can be difficult to handle on your own, which is why speaking with a Ringgold truck accident attorney is in your best interests. There are many laws that come into play in the midst of a truck accident. On top of that, there are several parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
If you have sustained harm in a truck crash that is not your fault, you should speak with a skilled Ringgold personal injury lawyer who can help you every step of the way with your claim.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we will stand by your side after a truck accident that was caused by another party. Our attorneys will help you determine the best course of action as you move forward, providing you with the resources that you need to get back on your feet. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Ringgold at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do to help 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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