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Fatal Chain Reaction Crashes Involving Tractor Trailers In Georgia

September 16, 2017

Our Truck Accident Lawyers in Georgia Reports on Two Chain Reaction Crashes That Involved Tractor Trailers In Georgia

A 36-year old woman tragically died in a chain reaction car crash this Labor Day weekend on I-16, near the middle of the state of Georgia after striking the rear of a tractor-trailer truck. Fortunately, the woman's infant son, who was in the backseat, survived the crash but had some injuries. A car seat properly secured the child. In another fatal accident, a 32-year old woman died when she crashed into a tractor-trailer truck that stopped short on I-85 in Coweta County to avoid colliding with a car that forced the tractor-trailer to stop short. These tragic collisions show how dangerous chain reaction crashes can be.

The first accident described above occurred on Labor Day weekend around 6:00 a.m.  According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the deceased woman was driving east bound with her 5-year-old son at the time of the crash. She slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck that was involved in a separate crash. The tractor-trailer stopped approximately 20 yards or so before the pileup. The Georgia State Patrol, who is investigating the crash, stated that the deceased woman did not see the truck stopped in front of her before she struck it. Her son suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized.

The Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate the crash. However, they arrested and charged a man suspected of driving while intoxicated for causing the deadly chain-reaction crash. They charged him with DUI less safe, first-degree vehicular homicide, driving on a suspended license, obstructing traffic, and tail light violations.

The other accident occurred on Thursday, August 31, 2017, on I-85. Also according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a 32-year-old mother of 5 died when she crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck that stopped short to avoid a collision with another car. The driver of that other car cut the tractor-trailer off to confront the driver and then got out of his car to confront the truck driver. The man believed that the operator of the tractor-trailer was responsible for casting a rock that broke the man's windshield. The man's actions forced the tractor-trailer to stop on the Interstate. The woman slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer and sadly died at the scene.

Police charged the man driving the passenger car with numerous charges, including first-degree homicide by motor vehicle, aggressive driving, reckless driving, improper slowing, and a violation of walking on the highway. The man was held without bond after his arrest. The crash remains under investigation.

These two incidents illustrate very clearly that even innocent drivers are at risk for being involved in a deadly crash. Neither of these two women, who died way too young, did anything wrong according to the initial reports. Yet, a man who wanted to confront another about a cracked windshield and a drunk driver took their lives in chain-reaction crashes. There is no valid reason to stop and confront anybody on the road, especially on the highway. That behavior is incredibly dangerous. Stopping on the road and then forcing another vehicle to stop on a busy highway is inviting danger. The same could be said for driving under the influence.  However, a thorough investigation must be conducted to determine the liability, if any, of the drivers involved truck drivers.

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