Road accidents occur all the time in our state, and unfortunately our Atlanta car accident attorneys appreciate that in many accidents people are injured. That was the case with an incident that occurred last week.
On June 13 at around 5:30pm a car accident involving four cars happened on Old Ga. 5 and East Cherokee Drive. The crash involved a Mini-Cooper, two trucks and a Volvo. The Georgia State Patrol said a woman was driving her Mini-Cooper into an intersection as the light was changing. A truck pulling a trailer was turning left in that intersection at the same time, and the woman in the Mini-Cooper swerved to avoid it. This put her in the way of oncoming traffic and she ended up in a head-on collision with a Ford pickup truck. Reports also say a Volvo was involved, but the woman in the Volvo had no serious injuries.
For the driver of the Mini-Cooper, firefighters had to use the “jaws of life” to get her out of her crumpled car. This woman, from Canton, had the most serious injuries from the accident. The Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Medcon Operator said her injuries include her left leg broken both in the upper and lower part and a fractured pelvis. She was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and was in critical condition. The other injuries were relatively minor to the driver of the Ford pickup truck she ran head-on into, and his 11 year old daughter and three year old son who were in the truck with him. All three were treated on the scene.
Intersections – Risky Spots
Fortunately this accident had no fatalities, but the woman in the Mini-Cooper faces a difficult and painful recovery from her serious accidents. Traffic intersections are always a dangerous part of the road, and things like running red lights or speeding to get through a yellow light without sufficiently looking cause many accidents. From 2000 to 2005, intersection crashes accounted for about 47 percent of all vehicle accidents in Georgia.
The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites statistics that say for the year 2008, 40 percent of vehicle crashes nationwide occur at intersections. The same study also showed that in intersection crashes, the critical reason for the crash was an action by the driver in 96 percent of the cases, with vehicle or environmental reasons accounting for only three percent of crashes. The most common reason was inadequate surveillance by the driver.
Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a car or truck accident by a negligent driver, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter can help you understand your case. An experienced lawyer can work to get you the compensation you need and deserve to pay for your injuries. To learn more, contact the Law Office of Sammons & Carpenter today at 404-814-8949, or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form for a free consultation.
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