Macon, GA (December 6, 2018) – The Bibb Sheriff’s Office is still working on their investigation of a multi-vehicle collision that led to fatal results in one individual.
At the time of the accident, a semi-truck became disabled and stopped in the middle lane of Interstate 475N this morning, December 6. The driver got out of the truck and started working on it. A man in a passing Chevy, identified as 20-year-old Brandon Hankinson, got out of his vehicle after parking so that he could help the semi-truck driver.
At that time, a second semi-truck, being operated by 37-year-old Lawrence Gross, was in the middle lane and crashed into both vehicles off the side of the road. A Honda driven by 38-year-old Rikki Sharp then struck the trailer of the semi.
The original driver from the disabled truck died at the scene of the accident. Police have since identified him as 61-year-old George James.
Gross and Sharp were both seriously injured and taken to the hospital. At this time, they have both been listed in stable condition.
Police are still investigating the accident at this time.
Losing a loved one is never an easy experience, especially when it involves an accident that you believe could have been prevented. We would like to take a moment to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of George James at this time.
Fatal Accident in Georgia
Every year, many people will lose their lives in preventable Georgia accidents due to the negligence of other parties. These accidents happen most often due to drivers who chose to drive drunk or those who were distracted at the time of the accident. In 2015, 1,430 accidents took place that were fatal in nature on Georgia roads, and these accidents have only increased as of late.
Georgia truck accidents happen far too often on our roads, even though truck drivers are known to be some of the safest and most highly-trained individuals on our roads. At the Nye Law Group, our attorneys have dedicated their lives to helping the victims of careless drivers. We are here for you 24/7. As members of the community, we are devoted to helping those who have fallen victim to these serious accidents, and this is especially true for those who have had to say goodbye to loved ones too soon due to reckless actions. Our dedicated wrongful death attorneys have received past case results for a variety of personal injury clients and wish to dedicate their time to your case as well. Contact us for more information at 912-200-5230.
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