Alto, Georgia (May 3, 2023) - An 8-year-old girl was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after the car she was riding in rear-ended a logging truck on GA 365 North in Alto.
Around 3:35 p.m. on May 2, emergency personnel responded to the wreck at the intersection of Alto-Mud Creek Road.
The wreck was investigated by Georgia State Patrol Post 7 in Toccoa.
According to preliminary findings, a 51-year-old woman from Flowery Branch was driving a Kia Soul behind a tractor-trailer loaded with sawed-off logs. She was following too closely, according to troopers, and her car collided with the back of the trailer.
Her young passenger was from Flowery Branch as well. AirLife 2 transported the little girl to Atlanta's Egleston Children's Hospital with suspected serious injuries.
The woman was transported by Habersham County EMS to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with possible minor injuries. According to officials, she was "coherent and stable at the time of transport."
The 58-year-old truck driver from Jonesville, VA was not injured.
The crash temporarily closed both the north and southbound lanes of the highway, allowing the AirLife chopper to land and law enforcement to investigate. Officers from the Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division and GSP arrived at the scene to inspect the tractor-trailer.
The crash happened less than two hours after a rear-end accident on Highway 115 in Demorest killed a grandfather and grandson.
Commercial vehicles are used to transport goods or passengers for the benefit of a company or individual. In other words, they are business vehicles rather than personal automobiles. Commercial vehicle liability in an accident can impact how an accident victim seeks compensation.
When a commercial vehicle is involved in an accident, it is not always easy to determine who is at fault.
When two personal vehicles collide, one or both of the drivers is usually at fault. The at-fault driver(s) would then be held responsible for the damages. In most cases, this means that their car insurance company will cover the expenses.
On the other hand, when it comes to commercial vehicle accidents, liability may fall on the driver, the company that employs the driver, or a third party such as a manufacturer or mechanic.
If you were injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. However, the details are important. You'll need to know who caused the accident, who hired the driver, and what kind of insurance they have.
These details are not always easy to obtain on your own, which is why you should always contact an experienced Truck Accident Lawyer right away to assist with your case.
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Note: This post was created with the help of outside sources, such as news articles and first-hand accounts. Because the details of this accident have not been independently verified, please notify us immediately if you discover any false information. We will update the post to reflect the correct information.
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