A three-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 has resulted in one person's death and the injury of two other people. The crash happened on Jan. 14 in the northbound lanes of the interstate between Exit 63 and Highway 41. The vehicles involved were a Toyota Prius, GMC Envoy and FedEx truck.
Police say that the Envoy did not stop in time to avoid the accident and rear-ended another vehicle, which caused a chain reaction. The Georgia State Patrol has not revealed the names of the people who were killed and injured in the car accident. However, they say that the two injured persons are receiving treatment. It is also unknown if there were more people involved in the accident who were not injured.
A Georgia State Patrol officer says that they are still investigating the details of what happened. All four northbound lanes of I-75 were closed to traffic while crews cleaned up the debris, which took more than three hours and caused travel delays. This marks the fourth fatal accident on this road since the new year began.
It is not uncommon for injuries, particularly life-threatening injuries, to result from a traffic accident that involves a tractor-trailer truck. People who are injured in an auto accident may be entitled to compensation if they are not responsible for causing the crash. The victims could seek compensation for the hospital bills that they incur for treatment and the wages that they lose due to missing work because of the injuries. A personal injury attorney may be able help negotiate a settlement with the responsible party.
Source: WCTV, "Multi-Car Pileup on I-75 Leaves One Dead", Winnie Anne Wright, January 14, 2014