Sandy Springs, GA – (August 13, 2018) – An early morning rollover on I-285 caused major delays in traffic. The accident occurred at the Peachtree Dunwoody Rd exit along the inner loop, blocking the right three lanes of I-285 eastbound.
The number of individuals involved and the extent of their injuries has not yet been released. Paramedics were on the scene to administer care, and our thoughts and prayer are with those impacted by this event.
Accidents involving rollover vehicles are devastating and often fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 21% of vehicle accidents involve rollovers and 35% of these accidents involve fatalities.
Wearing seatbelts properly is an effective measure for reducing the risk of death in an automobile accident. Of all fatalities reported in rollovers, 69% of the victims were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Although seatbelt usage reached 90.1% in 2016, there are still many drivers that do not use them while out on the road. If all drivers and passengers used seat belts while in motion, there would be far fewer car accidental related fatalities across the United States.
Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents can have a lasting impact on the individuals involved. Quite often, injured drivers and passengers are faced with high medical bills and a loss of wages as they deal with a painful recovery process.
If you are ever injured in a car accident, it is extremely important to contact a reputable car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Our team at the Nye Law Group has decades of experience working with individuals involved in accidents to help them protect their rights and fight for the compensation they need to cover pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Contact us today at (912) 200-5230 to see how we can help you.
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.