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Semi-Truck Tire Issues Lead to Accidents Days Apart on I-75 in Macon, Georgia


August 29, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news story reported at 13wmaz.com, semi-truck tire issues led to multiple accidents just days apart on Interstate 75 in Macon, Georgia. In one of the accidents, a woman was tragically killed. The accidents have people worried about the safety of sharing the major roadway with large trucks.*

The first of the accidents happened on I-75 next to Byron. A semi-truck that was traveling on the interstate somehow lost two of its tires on the roadway. The tires careened across the interstate, crossing multiple lanes, and then crashed into the windshield of a car. Authorities and 13 WMAZ report that a woman in the car was tragically killed in the accident. She was identified as being 36 years old. It is unclear if she was the driver.

Only 10 days later, a semi-truck tire failure happened again on I-75. A semi-truck that was headed south lost a tire close to Hartley Bridge Road, according to the report. The loose tire caused a subsequent vehicle wreck, the details of which were not included in the news report. 13 WMAZ states that one person was injured in this accident and taken to a hospital. The person was not identified. 

The drivers of the semi-trucks were not identified. Georgia State Patrol and local authorities are investigating to determine the causes of the tire issues, but the accidents have some drivers worried. 

“Definitely, it’s disturbing,” said one man who told reporters he travels on I-75 every day for work. “It only takes once for it to be a problem, and then if it’s a casualty involved, that’s a big problem. It just tells me that I need to continue to be more careful, and it causes me to be more alert whenever I’m around big trucks now since this has happened.” 

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Source:https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/its-disturbing-loose-truck-tires-cause-multiple-accidents-and-concern-central-georgia-drivers/93-3f933cea-56f6-47c9-8577-9f1d78cdec04

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