Newnan, GA – Deputy and Civilian Injured in Truck Accident on I-85
Newnan, GA (April 6, 2023) – A deputy and one other person sustained injuries in a serious truck accident on a major roadway in Newnan on the morning of Thursday, April 6.
According to Georgia State Patrol responders, the collision happened around 5:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 near the area of mile marker 21. Police confirmed that a Coweta County patrol vehicle was traveling north on the highway when the driver suddenly left the roadway due to reasons that are not yet known. The vehicle overturned, and the deputy was ejected.
Following the initial collision, a tractor-trailer driver started to slow down for the deputy. In doing so, a 2010 Toyota Corolla struck the rear of the tractor-trailer. An Infiniti that was following behind them then slammed into the patrol vehicle, setting off a chain-reaction collision with severe damages.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene. The Coweta County deputy and the driver of the Corolla both sustained severe injuries in the accident. They were rushed to Midtown Medical Center by medical helicopter.
Due to the severity of the collision, most of the highway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. This led to extensive delays in the area.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the parties injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Truck drivers are operating one of the largest vehicles on our roads. This means that they are supposed to do whatever it takes to operate their vehicle safely and according to state laws. However, truck accidents still happen each year and devastate those involved. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 119,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents caused by others. If you have been hurt in a life-altering truck accident, speaking with an attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make.
The aftermath of a truck crash can be a difficult thing to endure entirely on your own. You may be left with questions that you can only answer with the assistance of a Newnan truck accident lawyer on your side. An attorney will be able to help you with many aspects of your claim, from gathering evidence to helping you meet deadlines. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck crash, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
If you have been hurt in a truck crash, you should speak with a Newnan personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys are here for you after your life has been affected by a truck accident. We understand how overwhelming a truck crash can be and offer our help and resources to you when you need them the most. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you need to get back on your feet. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Newnan at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified, so if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
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.
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