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July 16, 2022

Ringgold, GA – Two Killed in Fatal Semi-Truck Accident on Three Notch Rd 

Ringgold, GA (July 16, 2022) – Around 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon, July 15, two people were killed in a fatal semi-truck accident in Ringgold. 

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on Three Notch Road around the area of Battlefield Parkway. A semi-truck driver was traveling in the area headed west when the driver suddenly ran a red light. This caused the truck to slam into an SUV in a T-bone style accident, leading to extensive damages. 

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. Two adults inside the SUV, who have not yet been formally identified, were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. Three children were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries but have since been listed in stable condition. 

The driver of the semi-truck, identified as 47-year-old Joseph Chislom, was not hurt in the accident. He has since been charged with two counts of homicide, driving too fast for conditions, disobeying a traffic signal, and more. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for several hours as police worked to clear the scene. 

No further details have been released. Police continue their investigation into the accident at this time. 

We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. We also hope that the injured parties will receive a speedy recovery. 

Fatal Truck Accidents in Georgia

Truck accidents happen within seconds throughout the state of Georgia, though they are not the most common types of accidents within the state. In 2017 throughout the entire U.S., it is estimated that approximately 4,102 people were killed in fatal truck accidents. Georgia is no stranger to these horrific accidents, which take place in the blink of an eye throughout the state. If you have lost somebody close to you in a truck crash, you may wonder where you can turn. Speaking with an attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected. 

Losing someone you love in a fatal truck accident can affect your life in many ways. You may wonder where you can turn during these difficult times, which is why you should speak with a dedicated Ringgold truck accident attorney that you can trust. There are many parties who could be at fault for your truck accident, which can make your claim that much more complex. Some of these parties include the following: 

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders

If you have lost a loved one in a truck crash, you should speak with a Ringgold wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

Losing a loved one can affect your life in many ways, which is why our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you. We understand how overwhelming a fatal truck accident can be and offer our help when you need it the most. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for an array of financial damages. You should never have to stand alone after a fatal truck crash. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Ringgold at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help 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. 

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.