Atlanta, GA (October 13, 2018) – According to local Georgia state officials, all lanes of Southbound I-285 were closed late Saturday afternoon on October 13, because of an accident that involved an overturned gravel truck near Stone Mountain Freeway. This accident did result in the injuries of at least one person. Atlanta emergency responders were on scene to treat the injured party and to transport them to a local area hospital for further assessment and treatment. The condition of the injured party is not known at this time. The police continue to investigate this accident to determine what caused the truck to tip over.
The southbound lanes of traffic were completely shut down after the incident as officials tried to clean up the loose gravel that had spilled out and covered the roadway. According to Georgia Department of Transportation crews, the gravel truck has been removed from the roadway and clean up is currently underway. Crews are anticipating all debris will be removed from the southbound lanes around 4 p.m. Eastern Time. At this time motorists are advised to take alternate routes. The Georgia State police are still investigating and have not yet determined the cause of the accident.
No additional information has been released.
Large Truck Accidents in Georgia
Our thoughts are with the individual and their family who was injured in this incident. We do hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Commercial truck accidents are extremely dangerous because of the sheer size of these trucks in comparison to other vehicles that they are sharing the roads with. There are several factors that can make sharing our freeways with these large trucks dangerous. Recent studies show that those factors include but are not limited to; crowded lanes, distracted drivers, tailgaters, construction, speeding, and adverse weather conditions. All of these factors combined make up the perfect storm for a large truck accident to occur. In the event you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being involved in an accident with a commercial truck the most important thing is to call 911 immediately so any individual that has been injured can be treated. It is also imperative that police officers are able to speak to any person involved in the accident as well as take photographs of the scene where the accident took place.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident and have been injured or suffered because of a personal injury that was caused by the negligence of another person, you should seek the services of a skilled truck accident attorney. At the Nye Law Group, we will help you navigate through the complicated legal system and help you to get the compensation that you may be entitled to. We will be there to guide you through the entire legal process. Call us today to schedule your free consultation at 912-200-5230.
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