Atlanta, GA (January 29, 2022) – Atlanta Police confirmed that a wrong-way accident involving a DUI driver occurred on Saturday morning, January 29, in Atlanta.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened at 6:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-75 around the area of Peachtree Street. A driver was headed the wrong way, going northbound in the southbound lane of traffic on the highway. They suddenly caused a collision with three different vehicles. The vehicles involved sustained various damages as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other Atlanta responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Several parties in the vehicles that crashed were rushed to local hospitals for treatment. All of the parties are expected to be okay.
The driver who caused the accident was charged with DUI, reckless driving, and other offenses. The roadway was blocked in southbound lanes of traffic until police were able to fully clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents are a leading cause of hospitalizations throughout the state of Georgia every single year. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye and take on many forms. However, drunk driving accidents are known for being some of the most severe. Between the years 2003 and 2012, it was estimated that approximately 3,699 people were killed in car accidents and many others were injured. When a driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel of the car while intoxicated, they could be putting lives at risk. If you have sustained injuries in one of these accidents, you should have the dedicated help of an attorney on your side.
The injuries that stem from a car accident can affect your life both physically and financially. Because of this, you should have the assistance of an Atlanta car accident attorney on your side. You may not be able to return to the tasks you once enjoyed after your accident. This is especially true if you have sustained severe injuries, including any of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital and cause them to miss out on time at work. If you have sustained injuries in a life-altering car accident, you should have the assistance of an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney.
Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC have diligently assisted those injured in serious car accidents over the years. We have handled many accident claims for victims and will stand by your side every step of the way when it comes to your case. Our attorneys understand how complex a car accident claim can be and offer our resources when you need them the most. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options you have at this time.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
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.