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The accident occurred on the morning of Thursday, January 6, 2011 on 1-675 South just south of Anvil Road. Police sergeant Clinton Nicholas was following a Department of Transportation truck that was on a road project when he was rear-ended by a five-ton box truck driven.
Thirty-eight-year-old Nicholas, of Jonesboro, GA, was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. On Thursday afternoon, he was listed in stable condition.
The driver of the truck, thirty-two-year-old Nicolas Veasley, of Madison, is facing charges for the accident. Charges include: causing serious injury by vehicle, following too closely, and driving too fast for conditions.
It is not unusual for policemen and others to be injured in car accidents while on-the-job. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of workplace fatalities and injuries. Those who are injured in Atlanta on-the-job traffic accidents may be eligible for Georgia Worker’s Compensation, but collecting Worker’s compensation does not prevent accident victims from claim benefits from other sources.
To learn more about workplace traffic accidents, read our library article “What Are Your Rights After An On-The-Job Atlanta Car Accident?” If you’d like to discuss your own situation with an Atlanta accident attorney, contact Shane Smith Law at (980) 246-2656 to schedule a free consultation.