A tractor-trailer burst into flames on May 20, 2015, after crashing into two cars. The truck accident happened on Interstate 16 west of Savannah, Georgia. In the end, seven vehicles were damaged and five people were killed in the accident.
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.
In the morning hours in early February, there were two separate accidents on the Georgia section of Interstate 75 that involved semi trucks. The first truck accident occurred before dawn in the southbound lanes just north of the state line. It was reported that one semi truck traveling south hit another that was parked on the side of the road. A crane had to assist in clearing the wreckage.
The wreckage involved in some accidents can make it difficult to determine exactly what happened. In those cases, law enforcement agencies throughout the state request the assistance of the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team with the Georgia State Patrol to determine the cause of the crash. Troopers called in this team to help figure out how a recent truck accident occurred.
Some of life’s difficulties may be avoided if people pay attention to what is going on around them. However, as many Georgia residents already know, some things just cannot be avoided. That is why they are called accidents. On highways where there are many vehicles, a truck accident can often be more dangerous than an accident only involving passenger vehicles.
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.
Keeping a driver's full attention on the road ahead is what most Georgia residents may remember hearing from their driving instructor. Whether it was their father or a high school teacher, the advice was usually the same. The result of not paying attention could be a car or truck accident.
Semi-truck drivers are no strangers to the day-to-day hazards of driving the roadways in Georgia. The possibility of a truck accident is all too real for truckers who drive long hours in any kind of weather. While trying to make deadlines, truckers must sometimes push the clock as well as their rigs while avoiding cars, motorcycles and sometimes even other truckers.
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.