The shoulder of an interstate can be a dangerous place to park, even if it is just for a short while. Recently, a fatal accident occurred on Interstate 20 in the westbound lanes. The Georgia truck accident happened at about 4:45 a.m. and involved a tractor trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the roadway.
Getting a flat tire while driving on a Georgia interstate can be a frightening experience. It would be easy to lose control of the vehicle, which could lead to an accident. Safely pulling onto the shoulder of the highway may seem like the end of the danger, but that is not always the case. An individual becomes vulnerable to a car or tractor trailer accident while stopped on the shoulder to change the tire.
A man who reportedly caused a recent truck accident in Georgia has been formally charged. The fatal tractor trailer accident caused the highway to be shut down to traffic for almost eight straight hours. The wreck occurred on Highway 316.
When driving a large semi-truck, there are many things to consider in order to stay safe. The last thing that any Georgia motorist wants is to be involved in a tractor trailer accident. One of the most obvious reasons is because a vehicle with such size and weight cannot stop quickly or be as responsive at high speeds as smaller vehicles.
It is an unfortunate reality that accidents happen every day around the country. Each year, thousands of car and truck accidents take lives and cause injuries. Recently, as a semi-truck driver traveled through a small Georgia town, he became involved in a car vs. tractor trailer accident that had fatal results.
Generally, the car with the right-of-way is not at fault if a vehicle comes into its path from a side street. Those who enter from a side street often try to say that the vehicle on the main roadway must have been speeding so excessively that they did not see it, but that defense is rarely successful. A Georgia fatal accident that occurred in Gwinnett County may possibly illustrate the point.