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Speeding Tractor Trailer Causes Fatality in Attempt to Avoid Jackknifed Wal-Mart Truck

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According to the United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety, at least 77,000 of the approximately 141,000 truck crashes in 2011 could be blamed on driver error. Truck accident injuries are often severe due to a truck's size and weight and are difficult to avoid because of long stopping distances required by tractor trailers. If you are the victim of a truck accident it is important to have an experienced truck accident attorney in Clayton County.

A recent mid-morning tractor trailer accident on I-285 left one driver dead. A Wal-Mart truck lost control and struck a median wall, jack-knifed, and damaged another car.

As the Wal-Mart truck jackknifed, other vehicles tried to avoid the truck. A Chevy Impala hit the rear of a Nissan Maxima, forcing both into the right emergency lane.

A speeding tractor trailer from Flagship Transportation hit a third tractor trailer. The Flagship tractor trailer overcompensated and struck a BMW, pushing the car into the right emergency lane and a fence. The 59-year-old BMW driver was taken to a hospital where he dies of his injuries.

The Flagship Transportation truck driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter following too closely.

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

Category: Truck Accidents

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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