A portion of Interstate 75 in Marietta, Georgia was blocked yesterday after a terrible chain reaction crash that involved six vehicles. The wreck started when a car hit a semi truck, which then triggered a collision that involved four other vehicles. The first car was trying to change lanes when it hit the truck. This is one of the common reasons why many truck accidents occur: other vehicles turn in front of them in a dangerous way, or that the merge doesn’t give the truck driver enough time to react.
Three children were injured in the crash and were transported to a nearby children’s hospital. Six adults also suffered injuries that required hospitalization, but none of the injuries suffered by the children or the adults were considered life-threatening.
What is interesting about this case is that Georgia State Patrol said that charges were pending in this crash. Though still under investigation, this could implicate drivers in this accident and lead to liability if any of the victims, or their loved ones, pursue personal injury claims.
Chain reaction crashes like this have a lot of moving parts and a lot going on. The victims of these accidents will want justice as quickly as possible, but that isn’t always the reality. It takes time to complete the investigation into such a crash, and it takes time for your case to proceed. Have patience and discuss your particular situation with an attorney.
Source: AJC, “NEW: 3 children, 6 adults injured in chain-reaction crash on I-75 in Marietta,” Lauren Foreman, March 6, 2018