Truck Accident Blocked Both Lanes of Interstate 285 in Cobb County
COBB COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at cbs46.com, an accident involving an 18-wheeler blocked traffic on both sides of Interstate 285 in Cobb County.*
The accident occurred at the intersection of Intersection 285 with Atlanta Road. Three lanes were initially shut down on the northbound lanes but all have since been reopened. However, two lanes remained blocked for an undisclosed about of time in the southbound lanes, leading to huge traffic backups.
It appears that the 18-wheeler slammed into a support column of an overpass in the area. Crews were called to the scene to make sure that the column was structurally sound following the accident.
The identification of the driver of the truck has not been released to the public. It is not clear whether other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Although most truckers are safe, law abiding drivers, there are a number of causes of trucking accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has compiled a list of the main reasons, known as “critical factors,” for trucking accidents. The critical factors associated with driver error include the following:
- Falling asleep behind the wheel;
- An illness or the onset of a life-threatening medical condition;
- Inattention to the road, such as when daydreaming;
- Internal distractions such as texting, emailing, eating, grooming or fiddling with a radio or GPS device;
- External distractions such as looking away from the road to see a car accident;
- Inadequate surveillance;
- Exceeding the speed limit;
- Driving aggressively;
- Misjudging a gap between another vehicle and a truck;
- Driving too fast for conditions such as inclement weather;
- Driving too fast for road configurations such as a turn;
- Driver inexperience; and
- Poor driving skills.
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