While cruising the streets of Georgia with friends late at night with may seem like an innocent enough excursion, these situations often end in tragedy when a driver is not paying attention. Friends who set out for a night on the town may find themselves mourning a loss or two after a tractor-trailer crash. Although drivers may always need to be on their guard and watching out for other drivers, truck drivers are required to have special training to ensure that they know how to handle their vehicle in any situation.
Though the cause of the crash is still under investigation and law enforcement officials do not believe the driver of the truck was speeding or under the influence at the time of the crash, two people are dead and one is in the hospital after their car collided with the trailer portion of a truck.
According to the police report, the driver of the car was turning left and pulled out in front of the tractor-trailer, which then ended up 30 feet into a wooded area after crashing through the guardrail from the force of the accident. The truck driver has not been charged and was uninjured after the accident.
Decisions made in a split second can forever change the lives of many individuals, leading to pain and suffering or permanent disabilities when a driver is not paying attention or is distracted. Because truck drivers are required to have specialized training, it may benefit the family members of the injured and deceased to consult an attorney in order to find out where the fault with the accident should be placed.
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Gwinnett police identify two killed in wreck,” Mike Morris, August 29, 2013