Waynesboro, GA (December 20, 2021) – On Monday afternoon, December 20, a fatal truck accident occurred on a major roadway in Waynesboro.
According to Burke County officials, the accident happened on US-25 around the area of Airport Road and McMaster Road. A vehicle was traveling in the southbound lanes of traffic when it struck a tractor-trailer in the area due to reasons that are not yet known. The vehicle then overturned and immediately burst into flames.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One victim, identified only as a child, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two adults were injured as a result of the accident. One other child was taken to Burke Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.
Due to the severity of the accident, both northbound and southbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for some time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Truck accidents are some of the most severe accidents that happen on our roads every year. This is due to the fact that trucks are the largest vehicles on our roads in the state of Georgia. In just one recent year’s time, approximately 230 people were killed in truck accidents and many others were injured. The truth is, truck accidents can typically be prevented but continue to occur due to the recklessness of others. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a truck accident, you have many options moving forward. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust in your time of need.
The aftermath of a truck accident can be an impactful time in your life. Because of this, you should have the assistance of a Waynesboro truck accident lawyer on your side. An attorney will be able to help you when it comes to many aspects of your claim. Truck accident claims are known for being incredibly complex. This is because many parties could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following parties:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
If you have been hurt in a life-altering truck accident, you should be prepared to seek the help of a Waynesboro personal injury attorney in your time of need.
Waynesboro Truck Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC have diligently assisted those injured in serious truck accidents over the years. We will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Our attorneys will help you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. You should never have to stand alone after a truck accident caused by another party. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Waynesboro at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options are available for you.
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.