While virtually any type of collision may run the risk of carrying disastrous results, few types may be as dangerous as those involving commercial vehicles. During a collision, the average vehicle may stand little to no chance of holding its own when up against the sheer size and weight of a truck. Reports indicate that authorities are continuing to search for the driver of a truck that fled the scene of a truck accident that claimed the life of a woman in Georgia.
Hit-and-run truck accident
Law enforcement agents say they responded to reports of the crash at around 3:20 p.m. on a recent Sunday. Initial investigations indicate that it occurred when for reasons unknown, the driver of a truck towing a spreader bed suddenly crashed into the driver side of a nearby car. The impact of the crash forced the car to veer off the road and land in a nearby ditch.
Authorities say that the driver of the truck fled the scene of the crash and state that the search for the truck and its driver remains underway. The driver of the car was reportedly transported to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries. Unfortunately, authorities have advised that she succumbed to her injuries and passed on at the facility.
Surviving family members
Families who lose someone close in a truck accident may experience an understandable desire for answers, or even justice. A person in Georgia who loses someone close under similar circumstances could choose to retain the services of an experienced attorney for guidance on all his or her available options for legal recourse. An attorney can help a client better understand what to expect from the process and assist in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation deserved through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.