Fatal Multiple-Vehicle Accident Happens in Cobb County, Georgia
COBB COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at cbs46.com, a traffic accident quickly turned into a deadly crash that involved numerous vehicles earlier this week.*
An 18-wheeler and a Land Rover were both going west on Interstate 20 in the same lane. The driver of the Land Rover crashed into the back of the tractor-trailer.
The Land Rover was significantly damaged in the accident, which prompted the driver to pull over into the left emergency lane. The driver of the 2007 Freightliner continued onto the exit for Thornton Road. The driver of the Land Rover then exited their vehicle and tried to go across Interstate 20 where the individual was struck by numerous vehicles. The driver of the Land Rover was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 38-year-old man did not sustain any injuries in the crash.
The identity of the deceased will not be released until it is confirmed by the medical examiner. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cobb County Police at 770-499-3987. There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
Driver negligence is the single most common reason why trucking accidents occur. While most truckers are experienced and careful drivers, some make mistakes that lead to serious and sometimes fatal accidents. If you are involved in a trucking accident, it is important to consider the following 3 vital steps:
- Do not leave the accident site. In the majority of states, leaving the scene of an accident could constitute a hit-and-run crash. Stay at the scene until law enforcement and emergency personnel have arrived. Move your vehicle over if required for safety reasons. If possible however, stay in the same position where your vehicle came to rest after the accident in order to preserve evidence as to the causation of your accident.
- Call 911. Oftentimes, large trucking accidents can cause serious injuries and even death. Call 911, even if you think you are not injured. Also, calling 911 is vital since a police officer who arrives on the scene will produce a report that later will be used to establish causation.
- Exchange vital information from the other driver(s) involved. This includes gathering the license plate number, the license number, the contact information, the insurance information as well as the make and model of the other vehicle(s) involved in the crash.
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