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Georgia truck accidents delays traffic


Any of our Georgia readers, who are familiar with previous posts here, know that time and again attention has been called to the unique dangers that are posed in car accidents involving passenger vehicles and large trucks -- typically semi-trucks. The disparity in the size of the vehicles usually means that the drivers and passengers in any smaller vehicles could suffer serious injuries in this type of truck accident. But, what if two large trucks were involved in an accident?

According to one report, that is exactly what occurred recently in nearby Douglas County on Interstate 20. The preliminary reports offered few details on the cause of the truck accident, but what is known is that two semi-trucks were involved and at least two people were injured. The accident occurred on Sept. 17 at around 10:00 p.m.

An investigation into the cause of this accident has been initiated by the Georgia State Patrol. The reports indicate that some of the people involved in the accident were injured so badly that a helicopter arrived on the scene to transport the injured for medical care. It reportedly took about an hour after the accident occurred for traffic on this section of the interstate to begin moving again.

Many of the previous posts here have pointed out how dangerous it can be for truck drivers to neglect their duties while operating these huge vehicles on the same roads as other, smaller vehicles. However, it is now obvious that sometimes a semi-truck can also be the victim in an 18-wheeler accident.

Source: WXIA NBC 11, "Two semi truck accident results in injuries in Douglas County," Christopher B. Buchanan, Sept. 18, 2015

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