Tractor Trailer Accidents Cause Major Traffic Delays; Roadways Blocked for Hours
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at ajc.com, two tractor trailer accidents cause major traffic delays.*
Two tractor-trailer accidents in Gwinnett County cause major traffic delays in the area.
The first accident involved an 18-wheeler that was hauling tires. The accident occurred on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the afternoon. As a result of a crash, the 18-wheeler became engulfed in flames, causing the shutdown of Georgia Interstate 85 close to Georgia Highway 317. The closure occurred for approximately thirty minutes, per WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
Another tractor trailer accident occurred in Gwinnet County, also causing major traffic delays. In this accident, an 18-wheeler overturned on Duluth Highway, per the above referenced Traffic Center. All lanes of the highway were closed westerly of Boggs Road.
When it comes to liability, the hauling, trucking and leasing companies often point the blame to each other as to whose insurer will cover the victim’s injuries. For example, the trucking company may assert that the crash was caused by defective brakes. In turn, the manufacturer of the brakes might then claim that the leasing company failed to maintain the brakes in good working order.
Over the past twenty years, the amount of trucking accidents has gone up by twenty percent. Per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, approximately about 4,000 people die annually in trucking accidents and over 65,000 people are injured in crashes that involve a large truck.
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Source:https://www.ajc.com/weather/tuesday-weather-traffic-cooler-start-ahead-first-degree-day/jhSDzY1kVfDBOjiL8YcYnI/ and https://www.wsbradio.com/traffic and https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2012
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