Twiggs County, GA (October 08, 2018) – A serious car accident unfolded this evening on Interstate 16 in Twiggs County. The vehicles involved were traveling in the westbound lanes just past mile marker 21.
This multi-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 8:16 PM and blocked the entire left lane of traffic. Police and first responders arrived on the scene and treated injuries as necessary. Police took statements and oversaw the clean-up of the accident prior to reopening the lane. The regular flow of traffic was resumed by 11:00 PM.
An investigation into this accident is still ongoing, and the names of those involved have not yet been released.
Georgia Highway Accidents
Crowded lanes, tailgaters, distracted drivers, inexperienced drivers, panicky drivers, construction, people who don’t use their turn signal, and adverse weather conditions are all mashed together at high speeds on our Georgia freeways. It’s a perfect storm.
Car accidents that take place at highway speeds are often catastrophic, frequently leading to major property damage, personal injury, and even loss of life. One-third of all traffic accidents involve speeding in some way and though safety have improved in recent years, freeways continue to be deadly.
In the event that you’ve been involved in a highway accident, you should first move the cars off to the right shoulder, turn your hazards on, call the police, and exit the car on the passenger’s side. Make sure you also move as far away from your car as possible in case a distracted driver decides to sideswipe your already disabled vehicle.
Anytime you are involved in a car accident on a highway and feel that you have suffered an injury due to the negligent behavior of another, you should seek the services and expertise of a qualified attorney. Here at the Nye Law Group, we are fully prepared to help you navigate any lawsuit that might arise from a car crash. We will be here to support and guide you through the entire legal process while keeping your best interests at heart.
For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at 912-200-5230
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.