Atlanta, Georgia (March 4, 2023) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has confirmed that three people have died following a collision close to the I-75/I-85 connector.
The crash occurred shortly after 4 a.m. A vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer on I-85 northbound just past 17th Street at Buford Highway, according to police.
The crash claimed the lives of three people. The tractor-trailer operator was not hurt.
The accident comes just hours after three people were killed and two others were injured in a collision on DeKalb County's Wesley Chapel Road and Snapfinger Road.
As first responders worked to clear the scene, all lanes were closed until 7:15 a.m. The ramp from I-75 south to I-85 was also closed and has since reopened.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are still unknown. According to CBS46, one person was arrested while attempting to bypass the roadblocks.
The accident is still under investigation.
Motor vehicle accidents that result in death are tragic events that can have far-reaching consequences not only for the individuals involved but also for their families and communities. A fatal accident can be emotionally and financially devastating to a family.
Driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, excessive speeding, and reckless behavior are all risk factors for fatal vehicle accidents. These types of collisions are usually avoidable if traffic laws are followed, proper attention is paid to the road, and responsible driving is practiced.
When a person is killed in an accident caused by another driver's negligence, the surviving family has the legal right to sue the negligent driver for wrongful death. The deceased's family will be able to seek monetary compensation for the loss of their loved one in order to seek justice.
Although no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, the system is in place to help the family recover financially from the tragic accident and to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
If someone you care about dies as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, the first thing you should do is talk to an experienced Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer about what happened. This will help you determine whether you have the legal right to file a compensation claim.
It can be extremely difficult to handle a wrongful death claim or negotiate with an insurance company on your own. If you do not have a lawyer on your side, the insurance company will either try to settle the case for the smallest amount possible or simply refuse to pay anything.
When you hire an attorney to assist you with your claim, they will ensure that you receive compensation for the following:
If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, you should contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer immediately. These lawyers have the knowledge and resources to assist you in understanding your legal options and pursuing a compensation claim.
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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.
Disclaimer: At The Mabra Law Firm, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality and safety of our state, and we have been saddened by the outcomes of numerous accidents. We hope that by informing those in our community about these accidents, they will work to prevent other serious accidents in the future. These posts are not intended to be solicitations for business. The information contained within should never be interpreted as medical or legal advice. We wish everyone involved in these accidents a fast recovery.