It’s been a busy week for tractor trailer crashes in Georgia. Three of the four incidents involved multiple tractor trailers.
Last Friday, March 10th, a crash involving two tractor trailers and a pickup truck shut down all westbound lanes of I-20 near Temple.
Tuesday morning at 6:30 AM, about a miles away from the first crash on I-20 between Bremen and Temple, a crash between two tractor trailers proved fatal to one of the truck drivers.
Thursday morning, on I-20 near Augusta, tractor-trailer lost control and overturned at about 5:35 AM, blocking traffic for several hours. The big rig went into the median, hit the cable barrier, swerved back across the interstate and hit the guard rail on the other side before overturning on the interstate. The truck driver was transported to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. While traffic was being cleared, a second wreck occurred on the resulting detour, and one of the drivers was also taken to MCG.
At the other end of the state on Wednesday, an oil tanker truck crashed into the rear of another tractor trailer on I-95 in Camden County just north of Jacksonville, FL. Both truck drivers were taken to nearby hospitals.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).