Smyrna, GA (March 17, 2023) – A tractor-trailer collision with injuries took place on a highway in Smyrna on the afternoon of Friday, March 17.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-285 around the area of South Atlanta Road (exit 16). Police confirmed that a tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it slammed into the back of a red sedan due to reasons that are not yet known. The sedan sustained immense damages in the collision.
Smyrna responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One or more parties sustained injuries as a result of the crash. The injured parties were rushed to local hospitals for treatment, though their conditions are not yet known.
Two right lanes of traffic were blocked in the area, which led to slight delays until the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
Our thoughts go out to the parties who have been hurt in this collision.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Every year, hundreds of thousands of accidents take place in Georgia due to the recklessness of others. Though these accidents involve many types of vehicles, those involving trucks tend to lead to some of the most severe harm. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., it was reported that approximately 119,000 people were severely injured in truck accidents due to the recklessness of others. Georgia is no stranger to these accidents, where hundreds of lives are taken every year due to the carelessness of others. If you have been hurt in a truck accident involving an at-fault driver, you have options getting back on your feet.
The aftermath of a truck accident can be a devastating experience. This is especially true if you have sustained severe injuries like many individuals do after a truck accident. Truck accidents are known for being some of the most complex accident claims that individuals endure each year. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
If you have sustained harm in a truck accident that is not your fault, you may wonder where you can turn. You should speak with a skilled Atlanta-area truck accident attorney who has your best interests in mind at this time.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we will stand by your side after you have been seriously injured in a truck accident that is not your fault. We will help you gain a better understanding of your legal options after an accident. Our attorneys will diligently stand by your side as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. You should never have to stand alone after a collision that is not your fault. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you.
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