Milledgeville, GA (January 23, 2022) – A woman was killed in a truck accident involving a fatigued driver in Milledgeville on Thursday, January 20.
Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed that the accident took place at the intersection of North Columbia Street and Log Cabin Road. A 24-year-old woman from Fayetteville was stopped at the intersection with a red light in her Toyota Yaris. Suddenly, her vehicle was struck in the rear end by a semi-truck that did not slow down. Her passenger vehicle was trapped under the front of the truck as both vehicles were pushed into the intersection. The passenger vehicle then collided with a fire hydrant before both vehicles stopped in a nearby parking lot.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The 24-year-old driver was rushed to the hospital with traumatic injuries but passed away on Saturday, January 22. The 24-year-old male driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt but told police he fell asleep while he was driving.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was issued citations for following too closely and fatigued driving. The roadway was blocked at the intersection for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Tractor-trailers are known for being some of the largest vehicles on our roads. Because of this, drivers are supposed to always pay close attention to the roads around them so that truck accidents can be prevented. Truck accidents tend to be incredibly catastrophic in nature, sometimes taking the lives of those involved. Every year, approximately 230 people are killed in truck accidents due to the reckless acts of others. If you have lost someone you love in one of these accidents, you may wonder where you can turn. It is essential that you have a legal advocate on your side.
Truck accident claims are known for being more complex than other accident claims in Georgia. If you have lost a loved one in one of these accidents, you should have the assistance of a Milledgeville truck accident attorney on your side. As you are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You have every right to bring a claim against a party who could be involved in a truck accident, including any of the following parties:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
You may have a variety of concerns if you have lost someone close to you in a truck crash and have never handled a claim in the past. It is important that you speak with a dedicated Milledgeville wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Milledgeville Truck Accident Attorneys
There are many steps that one must take in the midst of a fatal truck accident, which is why our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you. Many insurance companies and large truck businesses are looking out for their best interests. This may mean that they will attempt to deny you damages as you seek compensation. You will have to show that a party acted in a negligent manner, leading to the death of your loved one. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Milledgeville at (888) 579-1790 for more information on your available options.
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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.