17 injuries, 1 death in chaotic 8-vehicle crash

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2017 | Truck Accidents |

A fatal and fiery crash on GA-316 in Gwinnett County left one person dead and 17 others with injuries. Eight cars were involved in the chaotic crash, one that was described by one of the officers at the scene like this: “You just don’t see this type of thing very often.”

It appears that a tractor trailer failed to stop in time as the traffic in front of the vehicle came to a halt. The photos of the crash scene paint a hectic pictures, with vehicles and emergency crews strewn all over the freeway. The eastbound lanes of GA-316 were shut down for several hours as crews attempted to clear the scene and gather evidence of how the crash occurred.

According to the source article, eight kids and 10 adults were injured in the crash. Seven people needed to be rushed to a hospital after the crash, and two children were hospitalized. Two of the adults that were injured were in critical condition.

There is still a lot we don’t know about this crash. Why wasn’t the driver of the tractor trailer able to stop in time? Why didn’t the driver notice the change in traffic ahead of him? What evidence will the police report turn up, and will it be of use to the victims of this crash and their loved ones?

We won’t know the answers to these questions until more information is released.

Source: FOX 5, “Fiery crash on GA-316 kills 1, injures 17,” Deidra Dukes and Natalie Fultz, June 12, 2017


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