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Who Can Be Held Liable in an Atlanta Truck Accident?

Who Can Be Held Liable in an Atlanta Truck Accident

FAST FACTS: Fatalities in Georgia involving a large truck numbered 135 in 2014. Over 8% of all fatal crashes in Georgia in 2014 involved a semi truck. About 88,000 trucks were involved in fatal crashes throughout the US in 2014. Drive down the highway, and chances are good that you will see rubber scattered along the shoulder from a tire blowout. Have you ever wondered when the blowout happened or if anyone was affected? While many blowouts are just that and nothing else, other tire debris is the result of a serious collision or a blowout that caused an accident. When...

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How to Drive Safely Around Semi Trucks in Atlanta This Summer

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No matter where you drive in Atlanta, chances are that you will come into be sharing the road with a semi truck for at least part of your journey. This is especially true if you drive on highways. Knowing how to drive safely around these large trucks can help prevent an accident. A collision with a semi truck is especially serious due to the power a semi truck packs behind its wheels. These vehicles often way several tons when loaded with cargo. This means that your passenger vehicle is no match for a truck in an accident. While some accidents are...

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Top Ten Causes of Trucking Accidents

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When a passenger vehicle is involved in a collision with a semi truck, substantial damage and serious injury often occur. Larger vehicles like 18-wheelers and dump trucks are more powerful than the average car or truck. A slight error on the part of the driver can have devastating consequences. In Atlanta, truck accidents are often so severe that they are fatal. When they do not result in death, trucking accidents are still serious enough that victims often require extensive medical care and experience dramatic changes to their lives. What Causes Truck Accidents? Because every incident is unique, the circumstances behind each...

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Head-On Crash with Semi Truck Leaves Three Injured

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A man from Sharpsburg was left in critical condition after an accident overnight on Christmas Eve. The accident occurred on West Highway 16. According to reports, a 22-year-old man was driving on the highway when the truck he was driving hit a semi truck. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. when the driver of the truck crossed the center line and hit the semi truck head on. Witnesses to the accident said that there was an explosion after the collision. They also said they saw the semi truck leave the roadway and hit a telephone pole and mailbox. The truck...

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Semi and Pickup Truck Collide

Professional white classic semi-truck with white trailer to haul industrial cargo transports cargo on the highway with other road users in foggy weather on the plateau in California

A person who was driving a semi truck was airlifted to a local hospital Friday, September 29 following an accident that occurred on I-75 near Rocky Face. The first 911 call, according to Whitfield County, came in just after 2:30 p.m. According to reports, a semi truck was traveling in the middle lane and going north on the highway. A pickup truck in front of the semi truck came to a sudden stop, causing the semi truck to veer into the right lane. As the semi truck maneuvered to miss the pickup, it clipped a box truck. The semi was then...

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Spilled Milk Shuts Down Highway

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Highway 316 was the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on July 12. The accident caused the highway to be shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear the scene. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. According to reports, the accident involved a delivery truck, a semi-truck and at least two other vehicles. A hazmat team responded due to a fuel leak, and a news helicopter recorded workers clearing milk from the highway. The semi-truck involved in the accident had been hauling milk, and the box truck was on its way to Atlanta to pick up a load of...

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Massive Chain Reaction on Highway 316

Car accident with multiple vehicles

One person lost their life and 17 other people sustained injuries in an eight-vehicle pileup on Georgia Highway 316. The accident happened in Lawrenceville and, of those injured, eight were children. According to officers that responded to the scene, there was a vehicle wedged under a tractor trailer. The vehicle was on fire by the time emergency crews arrived. The driver of that vehicle was trapped in the car. Officials later released details of the accident to reporters. An initial investigation indicated that the semi-truck failed to come to a stop when traffic was at a standstill. Police did not say if...

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Donkey Hauler Involved in Georgia Wreck

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Georgia State Troopers are looking into a crash that occurred on Interstate 85. The crash involved a tractor trailer, a sedan and a Ford F-350 truck hauling donkeys. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. close to Exit 47. Three lanes were closed down for several hours as the accident was cleared. The vehicles involved in the accident were traveling in the southbound lanes of the interstate. The F-350 attempted to change lanes and struck the right of the semi truck. The pickup was forced back into the center lane and right into the path of the car. The driver of the...

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Semi Truck Strikes Bus in North Carolina


Imagine packing your bags for a weekend trip with your friends or family. You carefully choose what you will wear while discussing the fun you are planning to have. It’s something that people across the state do every weekend, and most have getaways that are filled with nothing but enjoyment. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case for more than 40 people on their way to Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino in Murphy, North Carolina. According to reports, a charter bus owned by Greatime Getaways was en route to the casino when it struck the back of a semi-truck on Highway 515. The...

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