Truck Accident on I-75 at Delk Road in Marietta, Georgia
MARIETTA, GA – Mar 6, 2018 (ajc.com). According to a news report by AJC.com, three children and six adults were injured when a tractor-trailer was hit by a car that resulted in a chain-reaction crash involving four additional vehicles.*
According to local authorities, at approximately 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, a white Honda Civic that was heading north on 1-75 attempted to change lanes but instead hit a semi-truck. Due to the gravity of the impact, the Honda spun counterclockwise and struck a concrete barrier before coming to a final stop in the middle of the highway. As a result, a box truck stopped to avoid colliding with the Honda, causing another vehicle to hit the box truck, which then caused the box truck to strike the Honda. Another tractor trailer-trailer heading north on the interstate struck a third semi-truck in the back in an attempt to avoid a collision with the Honda.
As a result of this chain-reaction crash, three children were injured and taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, while everyone else was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. None of the injuries sustained were life-threatening. “Charges are pending,” the Georgia Police said.
According to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center, the accident blocked several lanes of I-75 at Delk Road, triggering delays back before I-285. Delays eventually thinned and all lanes were fully open by 7:50 a.m., per the Georgia Department of Transportation.
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