Chain reaction accidents are often serious and involve multiple injuries. In September, a chain reaction tractor-trailer crash in Georgia left a man with critical injuries.
A driver was reported seriously injured in a chain reaction crash on September 22. The crash involved two cars and a pair of tractor-trailers on Interstate 75 southbound in Macon.
Police received numerous 911 calls about 1:15 p.m. about a crash. The driver of a white Toyota Prius was extricated from the car.
A Hapag-Lloyd Co. semi-truck slowed down between Arkwright Road and Pierce Avenue because of mechanical problems, Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said.
The Telegraph reported how a tractor-trailer transporting cars was traveling behind the semi. The tractor-trailer moved to the right, exit-only lane to avoid hitting the semi from behind.
While it was changing lanes, the car-carrier struck a black Nissan, police said. The white Toyota Prius that was traveling behind the car-carrier then slammed into the Hapag-Lloyd Co. semi-truck.
News reports stated Macon-Bibb County firefighters cut the man out of the Prius. He was taken by ambulance left for the Medical Center, Navicent Health, at about 2 p.m.
The man was seriously injured. The extent of those injuries were unclear, but officials later said he was in a stable condition.
Whenever we read about a chain reaction tractor-trailer crash in Georgia, we often hear of serious injuries. The impact of these large vehicles out of control can be deadly.
If you lose a loved one in a chain reaction tractor-trailer crash, the trucking companies who own or run the big rigs may be liable.
In October, a jury in Florida awarded $45 million to the parents of a medical school student tragically killed in a chain-reaction crash involving tractor-trailers in Pembroke Pines two years earlier.
The award was made after a three-week trial. Jonathan Raymond Astaphan, 29, of Dominica was killed on May 28, 2015, along Interstate 75 near Pines Boulevard.
The medical student crossed paths with a flatbed tractor-trailer hauling concrete barriers from a construction area on the median. The trucker blocked all of the highway’s lanes as Astaphan and other drivers approached.
Ranger Construction Industries, of West Palm Beach, was ordered by the court to pay $35 million in damages, reported the Sun Sentinel.
Juan Calero, the tractor-trailer driver in the chain-reaction crash, was ordered to pay $10,005,000.
If you have been injured in a chain reaction crash or lost a loved one, our experienced Georgia trucking accident lawyer may be able to help you. Call us at (404) 913-1529.