Atlanta, GA (December 24, 2021) – Around 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 24, a serious truck crash occurred on a highway heading into Lithonia.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened on eastbound Interstate 20 at Exit 71 to Panola Road.
A tractor-trailer and sedan apparently collided in a rear-end wreck in the left lanes, causing the closure of those lanes and severe traffic backups in the area.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. At least one person was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries, though their current condition remains unknown.
The roadway was blocked for about an hour while police collected evidence and worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Because trucks are some of the largest vehicles on Georgia roads, they are capable of causing immense harm in the event of an accident. Luckily, these accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents.
Georgia is no stranger to these horrific and preventable accidents. Being hurt in a truck accident can turn your life upside-down in the blink of an eye. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you have many options. It is important that you have the help of an attorney on your side at this time.
Facing a truck accident can impact your life in many ways, as these claims are entirely complex. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you should speak with a dedicated Atlanta truck accident lawyer who can answer any questions you may have. For instance, what deadlines will you be required to meet as you move forward with your claim? What evidence do you need to prove that another party is at fault for your accident? Will your claim be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.
Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys
Because it is not always easy to face the aftermath of a truck accident, our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you. We believe that you should never have to stand alone after you have been hurt in a truck collision.
Our attorneys will stand by your side, providing you with the knowledge and resources that you need at this time. We will help you work toward justice and compensation in your dire time of need. You have options and should never have to stand alone. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can help you at this time.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.