Macon — 1 Person Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 75
Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 12:31 am
Just after 3 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, one person was injured in a tractor-trailer collision that occurred in Macon, Georgia.
According to initial reports, a tractor-trailer that was hauling a large piece of equipment was getting onto Interstate 75 from Hartley Bridge Road when a part of the equipment hit the bridge it was going under, damaging the bridge.
A car was behind the tractor-trailer and was struck by debris falling from the damaged bridge.
The driver of the car, a 55-year-old woman, was taken to the Coliseum Hospital for injuries. She is currently in stable condition.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, 54-year-old Anthony Johnson, was not hurt.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the unidentified woman. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are alarmingly common nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to over 37,000 people dying in car crashes every year.
A tractor-trailer accident is a particular kind of vehicular accidents, and it is quite a deadly one simply because a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers cruising America’s roadways, and every year, they are involved in more than 500,000 accidents. And because of a tractor-trailer’s size, the results of this kind of accident are of course catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.
Vehicular accidents, especially truck accidents, are undeniably devastating for the victims and their loved ones. For that reason, if you are a victim of this kind of accident yourself, 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.