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In an effort to be the best truck accident resource for Atlanta residents, we have compiled up-to-date news on truck accidents.
Recent tractor trailer accidents in Atlanta, GA
- Sleeping Trucker Kills State Trooper
Accident Facts A trucking company’s negligent management may have contributed to the death of an Illinois state trooper who was killed when a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel in late November. The driver, Johnny Felton, Jr. of Atlanta, was not medically fit to be driving for Dot Transportation, Inc., the Federal Motor Carrier... Read more »
- Fatal Accident Involving Truck Company with History of Poor Vehicle Maintenance
Accident Facts Flying debris from a tractor-trailer’s transmission took an eight-year-old boy’s life and permanently injured his mother, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Georgia State Patrol report that the Chevrolet Trailblazer, in which Cameron Mcilwain was traveling with his mother, Jameka Nicole Malone, and his infant sister, Kanary Malone, was heading westbound I-20 near... Read more »
- Young Man Crushed by Tractor-trailer
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Wadale Kasifi Wilson was killed when his vehicle was crushed by a tractor-trailer in Atlanta, Georgia. The 28-year-old was driving home from work. Authorities are trying to determine exactly how the crash occurred. Comments from Our Trucking Attorneys Many times it is difficult for the police to... Read more »
- Two People Killed in a Hit-and-Run
ATLANTA, GA – Two individuals were killed in a tractor-trailer accident when a Ford Focus into a Toyota Camry. The drivers of the tractor-trailer, Focus and Camry were on Interstate 285 southbound in Atlanta, Dekalb County, Georgia when the tractor-trailer hit the Focus in the passenger side and drove off. After the Focus hit the... Read more »
- Southern Gospel Band Tour Bus Accident Near Atlanta, GA
DAWSONVILLE, GA – The driver of a pickup truck was critically injured when he crashed into a tour bus for a popular southern gospel band on Georgia State Route 400 in Dawsonville near Atlanta, GA on September 1, 2010. Dawsonville is in Dawson County Georgia in the northern part of the state about 57 miles... Read more »
June 20, 2011 Tractor Trailer Accident – southbound lanes of I-85 at Old Peachtree Road in Atlanta, Georgia
Troy Moore, a H.E.R.O. operator from Conyers, was seriously injured in a tractor-trailer accident at about 4 p.m. in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Moore was picking up tire debris from the roadway. A blue pickup truck and a silver pickup truck had stopped for the H.E.R.O. unit when a tractor-trailer hit the blue pickup, sideswiped the silver one and then struck Moore before coming to a stop. The truck driver claimed that his brakes failed.
Read more about brake failure in trucking accidents.
June 12, 2011, Baby Found in Car Seat after Tractor Trailer Accident – I-85, Braselton, Georgia
A tractor-trailer accident occurred when a truck struck the rear of a stopped passenger vehicle in Braselton, Georgia, causing a small child to be ejected in a car seat and a male and female in the passenger vehicle to be trapped inside the vehicle. The child was in stable condition and the male and female were listed as being in critical condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The child amazingly had only minor injuries and was still buckled in the car seat on the side of the road.
May 28, 2011 Tractor Trailer Collision – Exit ramp of Sigman Road and I-20, Conyers, Georgia
A man was injured when his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer in Conyers, Georgia. The wreck occurred at 5 p.m. and involved a passenger vehicle becoming wedged underneath a tractor-trailer truck hauling paper supplies. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
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May 21, 2011 Collision with Truck Carrying Heavy Construction Equipment – Ga 11, Winder, Georgia
Andrew Christopher Stephens, 31, was killed when his 2000 Ford Explorer collided with a tractor-trailer that was hauling heavy construction equipment around 5:30 p.m. in Winder, Georgia. Stephens was ejected from his car and died at the scene. The police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Truckers use the Smith System of Defensive Driving to avoid accidents.
April 24, 2011 Newlywed Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident – I-285 near Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
21-year-old newlywed Danyal Holley was killed when her car was struck by a tractor-trailer attempting to change lanes. The truck driver, Jack Parsons, was changing lanes when he struck the woman’s Nissan Sentra sending it out of control. The truck driver was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and improper lane change.
Georgia Trucking Laws
Interstate trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSR”), including trucking operations, driver qualifications, hours of service, maintenance of equipment, insurance, and alcohol and drug testing. Georgia also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the state of Georgia and do not cross state lines. By statute, Georgia has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Georgia law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum insurance of $100,000/ $300,000 in liability coverage. Georgia also has a special exemption for logging trucks from many regulations applicable to other commercial vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a trucking accident, you should contact a trucking attorney at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC as soon as possible to make sure that evidence is preserved and not destroyed by the trucking company. You can contact us by calling 877-591-1801 or clicking here to email us.