Gainesville — Man Dies After Single-Vehicle Accident on Thompson Bridge Road
Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 1:10 am
At approximately 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, a man was killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in Gainesville, Georgia.
According to initial reports, Michael Buck, 20, was driving a Toyota Tacoma southbound on Thompson Bridge Road. As he was turning around a left curve, he lost control of his vehicle, thus causing him to cross the centerline, travel across the northbound lane, and off the left shoulder of the roadway. The truck then went through the Murrayville Auto Parts parking lot before striking a parked semi utility trailer, causing the truck to go underneath the trailer.
Buck was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Michael Buck. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents are a serious problem in this day and age, and yet they still happen quite often. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
The three common causes of car accidents are DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), speeding, and driving while distracted.
According to statistics, about 16% of these car accidents are crashes where the vehicle leaves the road. In this type of car accident, a car would usually crash into a lamppost, a tree, or a building. Lamppost and tree collisions are considered to be generally serious, considering that they comprise 31% of vehicular accident fatalities.
Car accidents are undeniably devastating for the victims and their loved ones. For that reason, if you are a victim of a car accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, lawyers specializing in truck accidents are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.