One Adult and One Child Airlifted to Area Hospitals Following Motor Vehicle Wreck


May 10, 2017

A recent wreck involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer injured the driver of the car and his passenger, a child, so severely that both of them left the accident scene by helicopter. The driver of the car was airlifted to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, while the juvenile was flown to Children's Hospital of Georgia. The crash occurred when the driver of a tractor trailer passed a car and tried to move back into the right lane on I-20 West.

One Adult and One Child Airlifted to Area Hospitals Following Motor Vehicle Wreck

WRWD.com reported a crash on the westbound side of I-20 sent a man and a boy to separate hospitals with severe injuries and burns. The fiery wreck happened when a tractor trailer passed a passenger vehicle. Charges are pending against the truck driver.

Many Trucking Accidents are Caused by Drugged or Drowsy Drivers

It is unclear exactly why the tractor trailer collided with the car in the aforementioned accident. Trucking accidents happen for many reasons, and some of those reasons have to do with choices that truck drivers make in their quest to stay awake for the long haul. The ability to remain awake and alert is an essential skill for professional truck drivers. The work of a trucker is physically and mentally demanding, and driving a large truck can cause fatigue much more quickly than you might expect. However, most truck drivers are law-abiding and safe when behind the wheel.

Every professional truck driver has their preferred methods for staying alert while on the road. Some truckers prioritize adequate rest and proper nutrition. Some drivers take regular naps to refresh themselves. Other drivers take breaks to walk or exercise because they find that it helps them to maintain their energy level throughout the day. Of course, many truck drivers also include plenty of coffee in their daily work routine.

Trucking accidents are particularly dangerous because of the fact that most commercial tractor trailers weigh over 10,000 pounds, and are significantly larger than passenger vehicles.  It is because of the relative sizes of both vehicles that people have a higher likelihood of being severely injured or killed in such wrecks.  

Contact an Attorney to Discuss Your Case

If you lost someone you love in a trucking accident, or if a collision with a tractor-trailer resulted in serious injuries, you may be uncertain about how to proceed. Our attorneys at Montlick & Associates can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened to you and take the necessary steps to protect your rights.

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Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 33 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.

Sources: http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Multiple-injuries-in-Wilkes-County-Accident-415150613.html

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Category: Truck Accidents

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