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Driver Dies in Fiery Crash on Interstate 95 in Liberty County, Georgia

May 20, 2020

LIBERTY COUNTY, GA- writes that a driver operating a tractor-trailer was killed in a crash on Interstate 95 this week when his truck caught fire. The deceased driver was identified as a 58-year-old man from Anthony, Florida.*

Reports indicate that the truck was traveling southbound in the late evening at the time of the collision. The impact appears to have led to a rupture in the truck’s side fuel tank, which then caused the truck to ignite. 

Firefighters arrived on the site to find the cabin of the truck completely covered in flames that then spread rapidly to the trailer. While the firefighters worked quickly to get the fire under control, they were not able to save the driver’s life. 

The incident left the two left lanes of the interstate closed while emergency crews worked at the scene. 

When automobiles catch fire, the reason is sometimes a defect in the vehicle. The vehicle could have a defective frame, faulty brakes, fuel systems, electrical systems, or problems with many other parts of the machine. 

Sometimes problematic vehicle designs can mean that the vehicle was unreasonably dangerous. In order to file an effective product liability claim based on a defective vehicle, three conditions must be met. The vehicle must be unreasonably dangerous. The defect can be caused by the design, a manufacturing error, or because something went wrong when the vehicle or its parts were being shipped. Additionally, the defect must have led to harm to those who were using the vehicle as intended. Finally, the vehicle cannot have been substantially changed from its condition at the time when the manufacturer sold that automobile. 

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