According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), there were 23,640 fatalities on Georgia's highways between 1994 and 2008. The most urban area, Fulton County, had 124 deaths. Clayton County highways were ranked third in the greatest number of fatalities with 48. Georgia ranked in the top 20 states for highway fatalities.
Consulting a Clayton County attorney after a car accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Clayton County you should discuss your case with a car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a tractor trailer driver rear-ended a pickup truck that slowed to avoid road debris. The pickup truck driver slowed behind another vehicle on Highway 316 to go around a mower that was in the road. The tractor trailer driver did not slow or stop in time and rear-ended the pickup truck, causing both the big rig and the pickup truck to overturn. The pickup was also forced into the car in front of it, injuring the driver. The pickup truck's driver was killed in the accident.
Police have charged the tractor trailer driver with second-degree homicide and following too closely.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.