Winter is here, and with it came several Atlanta auto accidents due to icy roadways. According to transportation officials, ice was blamed for a several crashes on north Georgia highways on Friday, January 18, 2013. Some of the crashes involving winter conditions include:
- A Fulton County wreck that blocked all lanes of westbound Interstate 20 at I-285.
- All lanes of southbound Interstate 85 were blocked between Shallowford and Clairmont around 6:00 a.m., due to a crash.
- A Cherokee County car crash happened on southbound I-575, near Mile Post 17, when a vehicle hit a patch of ice and flipped over the median.
- Another Cherokee County wreck occurred on southbound I-575 north of Barrett Parkway that blocked the left lane of southbound I-575.
- An Atlanta trucking accident occurred when a truck hit a patch of ice and struck the wall of eastbound Interstate 20 at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, blocking two right lanes of traffic.
- Two Cobb County crashes occurred separately on southbound Interstate 75 at South Marietta Parkway due to icy conditions.
Many traffic accidents across Georgia occurred due to these wintery conditions. There were icy patches also spotted on I-20 at McDaniel Street and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, as well as on U.S. 41 in Fulton County and Highway 92 in Cherokee County. Motorists are urged to be extra careful while driving, watch for ice on bridges, and to slow down. On January 18, Georgia Department of Transportation even encouraged drivers to wait until daybreak to get on the road.
Shane Smith Law would like to wish everyone involved in these Georgia winter crashes a full and fast recovery. Also, we would encourage you to read an article attorney Shane Smith wrote Preparing for Winter Weather Driving Reduces Your Chances of Being Involved in an Atlanta Accident.