Fulton County, GA (October 11, 2018) – A truck fire on GA 400 North has caused lane closures and substantial delays in Fulton County.
Heavy delays were a major part of the afternoon for anyone using GA 400 North approaching the Fulton Avenue exit. A truck caught on fire and has caused all lanes of traffic to be closed down. The white pickup truck was able to get to the median strip and away from other motorists. Police, and Fire and Rescue arrived quickly are were able to extinguish the fire. They also provided medical treatment to any at the scene who required it.
The lanes remained closed while the cause of the fire was investigated. Motorists were urged to take Highway 9 northbound from Alpharetta.
Georgia Vehicle Fires
A sudden vehicle fire can be an unexpected and harrowing side effect of a car accident that has caused the gas tank to erupt. Leading to potential injuries and death, a car fire can be more deadly than the crash that caused it. The second most common reason for vehicle fires is a manufacturer defect. The car’s gas tank or its fuel delivery system could very well be faulty, spitting gas out as you drive and eventually giving off that initial spark.
The driver and any passengers in the car run a high risk of being injured or even killed. In some cases, depending on the nature of the accident, the occupants of a car might not be able to get out. For instance, if another car has you pinned up against a Jersey wall or guardrail, or if the car has flipped upside down, you might find that you are unable to safely and quickly escape from burning vehicle. Considering that every single vehicle on the road necessarily has some amount of gas in its tank, road fires can turn very serious and very deadly very quickly.
Burns are one of the worst injuries that a person can sustain. They range in degree of severity from first degree burns in which only the outer layer of skin is affected (sunburn, or touching your fajita skillet at TGIFs too soon), all the way up to fourth-degree burns which can require amputations and be fatal. Injuries sustained in car fires can very well have an effect on the rest of a person’s life. The victims of such burns may be unable to work or have any sort of normal life due to repeated, expensive medical treatments and massive amounts of pain.
If you or a member of your family have been injured in a car fire that was not your fault you may want to consider a lawsuit against the negligent party. Contact the Nye Law Group and let us help you recover your financial losses including lost wages, funeral expenses, hospital bills, and pain and suffering.
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