Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-85 Involving Pickup Truck Hauling Donkeys Left Family of Three Injured


August 31, 2017

Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-85 Involving Pickup Truck Hauling Donkeys Left Family of Three Injured

A bizarre accident involving an F-250 pickup truck hauling donkeys injured three individuals recently on I-85.  Three vehicles were all traveling in the southbound lanes of I-85 near Newnan when a pickup truck hauling donkeys tried to change lanes to get around a tractor-trailer.  When the pickup truck did so, it struck the rear right side of the tractor-trailer.  The impact forced the tractor-trailer to be pushed into the middle lane of southbound I-85, which was in the direct path of a sedan that could do nothing to avoid slamming into the tractor-trailer. 

As the sedan, carrying a family of three, and the tractor-trailer collided, the F-250 pickup truck hauling donkeys overcorrected after striking the tractor-trailer and flipped on its side, becoming stuck underneath the tractor trailer.  One of the individuals of the pickup truck had to be extricated from underneath, unable to exit on his or her own.  It is unclear which passenger was unable to exit the car without being cut out of the vehicle.

All family members were injured and taken to an area hospital. However, the extent and the severity of these injuries are unknown.  The drivers of the sedan and the tractor-trailer were uninjured, which is fortunate considering how intense the impact between a passenger vehicle and tractor-trailer can be.   

The Dangers of Overcorrecting

Instinct and impulse sometimes cause drivers to jerk their car when they believe they are losing control.  This impulsive act proved to be dangerous for the I-85 accident and has also proven to be catastrophic in other accidents, leading to permanent injuries and death.  Overcorrecting is a common mistake that drivers make, especially when they are hauling a lot of weight, such as livestock or other cargo.  Overcorrection can cause a vehicle to flip, which in turn increases the risk of causing an accident that leads to substantial and debilitating injuries.

A significant number of fatal car accidents involve vehicle overcorrection.  While nobody can be completely prepared to avoid an accident, drivers can take certain measures to avoid the act of overcorrecting if they feel they are losing control of their vehicles.  It is always important to stay calm and not panic.  This may be easier said than done, but it is crucial to focus on slowing a vehicle down rather than acting quickly to regain control of a vehicle by overcorrecting. 

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Source: http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/259483158-story

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