Interstate traffic can be challenging. There are the number of vehicles on the road, the various speeds at which vehicles travel, road construction and a variety of other concerns that can affect ttraffic. Unfortunately, there are also those times when motor vehicle wrecks occur and the challenge becomes even more personal.
Drivers anticipate that there will be traffic and other obstacles that will have to be dealt with while driving on Georgia’s interstates. Other drivers may not be paying attention, vehicles may suddenly stop or any number of other things may cause the driver to have to quickly react. For these reasons, the conscientious driver remains aware of his or her surroundings and makes adjustments based upon what is going on nearby.
Recently, a tractor-trailer was required to slow down due to traffic. Behind the tractor-trailer was a passenger truck towing a trailer. Next in line was another tractor-trailer. Apparently, when the first tractor-trailer and passenger truck slowed down, the second tractor-trailed failed to do so. This resulted in the passenger truck being pushed into the first tractor-trailer, causing a fiery crash; the four individuals in the passenger truck were killed.
It is unclear why the driver of the second tractor-trailer failed to slow down; however, it is clear that lives were lost and families have been devastated. When motor vehicle wrecks such as this one occur on a Georgia roadway, it may be necessary for those who have suffered injury or loss to seek some form of restitution through the court system. Experienced legal counsel can review the situation and recommend the appropriate course of action.