Deadly Car vs. Tractor Trailer Accident

This week, our Atlanta car accident lawyers saw another story about a car accident with a tractor trailer that ended in the death of a Georgia man, a story too common.

On Tuesday night, shortly before 10pm, Brian Howard Cox, a 33 year old from White, Georgia, was a passenger in a Ford Mustang on highway 278 westbound near the Clark Summit Drive intersection.  A tractor trailer was travelling eastbound on 278 and tried to make a U- turn at a Kroger’s on Towne Drive, according to police.   That was when it crashed with the Mustang.  The driver of the car was airlifted by LifeStar Air Ambulance to Savannah Memorial University Medical Center, but Mr. Cox, who had been sitting in the front passenger seat, was determined to have died at the scene of the crash according to Beauford County Coroner Ed Allen. As is common in these truck crashes, the driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.  Police are still investigating the crash, according to Captain Angela McCall-Tanner.

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That wasn’t the only deadly accident involving a tractor trailer in Georgia recently.  Last week, according to news reports, two people were killed in a chain reaction crash on I-75.  A tractor trailer, driven by Vahid Husic, hit a 2006 BMW X5.  The BMW then hit two other cars.  The wreck was so bad the cars were engulfed in flames and smoke and the accident stretched across four lanes of traffic.  The driver of the BWW, 47 year old Gregory Alan Millsaps, died after his car went up in flames.  He was declared dead at the scene.  Five others from the crash were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where 71 year old Barbara Phenicie later died.  She’d been in one of the two cars that the BMW hit after being hit by the tractor trailer- a 2011 Chrysler Town and Country minivan.  Mrs. Phenicie was in the front passenger side of the van, and her husband and son were both in the minivan as well.  They were also taken to the hospital, but with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the third car was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Mr. Husic, the driver of the tractor trailer, was not seriously injured.

Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers

These crashes show how dangerous accidents involving tractor trailers can be, especially for people in smaller personal vehicles.  If a you or a family member have been injured in any type of vehicle accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter may be able to help get the compensation needed and deserved.  Victims often have medical expenses, and in the case of the loss of a loved one, funeral costs and other financial burdens while the family is coping with recovering from the accident.  To discuss what happened, if you have a case, and how to move forward, contact the Law Office of Sammons & Carpenter as soon as possible at 404-814-8949, or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form for a free consultation today.

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