Distracted Tractor Trailer Causes Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident

According to the Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Analysis Division, 31 percent of large truck accidents in 2009 were caused by truck driver-related factors including speeding, distracted driving, and failing to maintain the proper lane. If you are the victim of a truck accident it is important to have an experienced truck accident attorney in Clayton County who can get the proper compensation.

Recently, a late-night accident caused by a flat tire slowed traffic on I-75. The accident was exacerbated when an SUV struck the car with a blown tire. Emergency vehicles responded to the accident and traffic slowed.

Approximately 20 minutes after the initial accident, while traffic was slowly moving past the accident scene, a tractor-trailer crashed into the two vehicles in the initial accident. According to police, the truck driver was likely distracted and did not slow as he approached the accident scene. The truck made contact with seven other vehicles, including two other tractor trailers, a U-Haul truck, a Ford truck, and three cars. The big rig accident caused four deaths and 13 injuries. An investigation by the Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is ongoing.

If you or someone you know has been hurt by a distracted truck driver, meet with a truck accident lawyer at Shane Smith Law. We can assist you in every stage of your case including obtaining the available evidence.

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