When a sudden buildup in traffic congestion occurs, all nearby drivers must be prepared to react to the situation accordingly. As it could take additional time to slow down for congestion when operating larger vehicles such as tractor-trailers, allowing sufficient spacing and remaining vigilant could prove vital. A recent truck accident that took place during periods of traffic congestion in Georgia has reportedly claimed the lives of three individuals.
Law enforcement agents advised that the collision took place on a recent Sunday afternoon during times of heavy traffic congestion. For reasons unknown, the driver of a tractor-trailer failed to react to the situation quickly enough and proceeded to crash into the rear-end of a nearby vehicle. The second vehicle was pushed into another truck, which then proceeded to hit the side of a fourth vehicle.
Authorities also assert that the impact of the crash caused the second vehicle to erupt into flames. All three occupants of this vehicle suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. While the investigation remains underway, authorities did advise that charges may be filed upon its completion.
Loss of a loved one
A fatal truck accident can be a disastrous incident that may leave surviving loved ones in search of answers after suffering an untimely loss. Those who experience loss in similar situations could choose to consult with an experienced attorney for guidance on their available legal avenues and assistance in preparing for the subsequent process. An attorney can help a client in Georgia better prepare to seek the compensation entitled through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.