Sutallee — Woman Killed in Tractor-Trailer Collision on Knox Bridge Highway
Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 12:41 am
At around 8:15 a.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020, a woman was killed in a tractor-trailer collision that occurred in Sutallee, Georgia.
According to initial reports, Clifford Anderson, 68, was driving a tractor-trailer eastbound on Georgia State Highway 108 when he ran the red light and collided with an SUV that was driven by 62-year-old Kathleen Quigley, who was turning onto Knox Bridge Highway from Upper Sweetwater Trail.
Quigley was rushed to Northside Hospital Cherokee where she was pronounced dead.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Kathleen Quigley. 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 for 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.