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Driver seriously injured in Tara Boulevard wreck


Posted on Jan 13, 2010

A car crash left one man seriously injured and closed down Tara Boulevard in Clayton County for several hours yesterday. 
 
The traffic accident occurred around 5:45 pm on January 12th. An SUV driving on Dixon Street turned onto Tara Boulevard and into the path of an oncoming panel truck.  
 
The panel truck hit the SUV. The truck’s cargo of oxygen and carbon dioxide canisters spilled onto the street.  
 
The driver of the SUV was pinned in his vehicle and had to be cut out. He was flown in a Life Flight helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Both the passenger in the SUV and the truck driver suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene of the accident.
 
Police say the SUV driver will likely be charged with running a stop sign. The police did find a small amount of alcohol in the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation.
 
If you’ve been involved in a car crash due to a negligent driver, you’ve probably been offered an insurance company settlement. You may have questions about the amount, especially if it doesn’t adequately cover your injuries and the damage to your car.
 
Atlanta attorney Shane Smith has written a free book to get you started. Click here to request your copy of The Georgia Car Wreck Guide. If you have any questions, or need help, contact Shane at 770-HURT-999 for a free consultation.

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