Losing someone close in a fatal collision is something no one should ever have to experience. Should this loss occur at the hands of a negligent driver, it could be significantly more challenging to accept. Truck accidents can be dangerous incidents that run a higher risk of ending in serious injury or worse. A recent accident involving a seemingly negligent truck driver in Georgia has left two individuals with serious injuries and claimed the life of another.
Authorities say the accident took place on a recent Thursday afternoon when, for unknown reasons, a semi crossed into an oncoming lane and sparked a six-vehicle collision. The other five vehicles were reportedly stopped at a traffic light at the time, as the semi proceeded to slam into each one in turn. An investigation is ongoing, but reports suggest the driver didn't attempt to press the brakes at any point during the incident.
Three individuals were rushed to the hospital shortly after the collision, one of which has since been released while another remains in critical condition. Unfortunately, the incident caused a woman to become trapped in her vehicle, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. According to reports, the driver of the truck is facing criminal charges, including felony involuntary manslaughter.
Families who lose someone in serious truck accidents may wish to hold the party believed to have been at fault accountable through the civil justice system. Since the process can be stressful and intimidating, a family could benefit from retaining the services of an experienced attorney for some much-needed assistance. An attorney in Georgia can thoroughly examine the situation and assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed culpable.
Source: fredericksburg.com, "Fredericksburg police charge Georgia trucker in multiple-vehicle crash that killed woman", Scott Shenk, Nov. 3, 2017