The accidents occurred on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The first happened on Georgia Highway 365 at Cody Road near Mount Airy. According to a spokesman of the Georgia State Patrol, the tractor trailer, driven by 35-year-old Chadwick Lee Wyatt of Waynesville, North Carolina, drove off the road, crossed the median, and started driving into oncoming traffic. In doing so, he hit a northbound Honda on the right side. The tractor trailer overturned and ended up on the shoulder on its side. Both Mr. Wyatt and the driver of the Honda, Linda Adcock, a 52-year-old from Flowery Beach, were taken to Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Wyatt was cited with failure to maintain a lane.
The other Wednesday crash happened in Baldwin on US Highway 441. A tractor trailer didn’t stop in time for a red light at Willingham Avenue, hitting a Toyota pickup truck on the right side. The tractor trailer was transporting goods for Wal-Mart and was driven by another North Carolinian, 54-year old George Edward Powell Jr. He was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device. The driver of the Toyota, Roy Glenn Jamison, was checked at the scene for injuries but was okay. His passenger, however, Matt McClain, was taken to Habersham Medical Center for treatment.
Parties involved in these accidents are fortunate that there were no fatalities or severe injuries. Others and their families are often not so lucky. One Georgia family lost a mother and daughter just before Christmas, with Christmas presents filling the back seat, when their SUV was hit by a tractor trailer. The tractor trailer fled the scene as the mother, 29-year-old Maria Elena Tabueno, and her 3-year-old daughter, Melinda, were in a car that burst into flames after the accident.
As of last week, according to news reports, the family still doesn’t have any answers about the driver who is responsible. And the family does not have the money to put up a reward for information leading to this dangerous truck driver. In all their grief and heartache, it is tragic that they have to worry about money too, and hope that someone else will provide enough reward money to find out what happened to a young mother and daughter.
Atlanta Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a tractor trailer or big commercial vehicle, the personal injury lawyers at Sammons & Carpenter may be able to help. Our lawyers have experience dealing with all kinds of vehicle accidents and injury claims. And our lawyers are aware of the special laws and regulations dealing with tractor trailers and commercial vehicles, both in Georgia and federal law. To discuss your potential case, contact our law office at 404-991-5950, or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form for a free consultation.
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