Atlanta, GA (October 17, 2021) – Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to a serious multi-car crash on southbound Interstate 85 early Sunday morning, October 17.
The crash occurred just south of Georgia Highway 400 around 1:00 a.m.
Shortly before midnight, during a traffic stop, officers with the Atlanta Police Department pulled a car over. The driver stopped in the left emergency lane. The APD officer then directed the driver to move to the right shoulder, GSP said.
As the driver moved to the right, an SUV rear-ended them, seriously injuring a 28-year-old woman inside the vehicle.
In total, six people suffered injuries, including four adults and two children. EMS units responded to the scene shortly after the incident happened and transported all six victims to an area medical center via ambulance. The extent of their injuries remains unclear.
Authorities shut down the highway for several hours overnight.
Officers released no further details, however. The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Highway Car Accidents in Georgia
Interstate accidents are some of the most horrific and catastrophic accidents that occur on our roads.
Oftentimes, these accidents tend to lead to some of the most severe injuries. This is due to the fact that the force of these accidents and the high speeds involved on highways are enough to seriously harm individuals.
Those who sustain injuries in a highway accident have a variety of options available to them. However, it is essential that they seek legal help as soon as possible. Far too often, these accidents occur when drivers are speeding, driving distracted, or driving while intoxicated.
Plus, these accidents happen unexpectedly and tend to lead to serious injuries. This means that victims injured in highway accidents will likely have questions about their injury claims. Victims need an advocate as they move forward and navigate the legal system.
If you are able to prove another party’s liability, you may be able to gain the compensation you deserve. With the help of a car accident attorney in Atlanta, you may be able to move forward when it comes to all aspects of your personal injury claim.
Atlanta Auto Accident Attorneys
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our Georgia accident attorneys fight aggressively to protect the rights of those injured in car accidents throughout the state. We stop at nothing to protect the legal rights of our victims after they’ve sustained injuries in a crash.
If you’ve suffered from a wreck caused by another driver, you may feel lost or confused in the aftermath.
Luckily, with an attorney on your side, you can obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. We will safeguard your legal rights and the rights of your loved ones in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 579-1790 for more information on your options moving forward.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.