The police had their hands full this past weekend when they were called to the scene of a crash in Atlanta on Interstate-75. The crash in Atlanta happened at about 4:30 am on Thursday, June 10. When the police arrived at the scene, they found 3 cars, including two pickup trucks on the side of the road. All had clearly suffered serious damage.
From all reports, none of the drivers had passengers in the car.
A person driving a Dodge pickup truck was in the Southbound lane of Interstate-75. He was rear ended by a Hyundai Elantra and his truck was pushed across the highway. The pickup truck ended up crashing into the barrier wall and then crashed into a second pickup truck. After the driver hit the other truck, they ended up hitting debris that scattered after the initial impact.
The driver of the Hyundai Elantra, the car that initiated the accident, was taken to the hospital. They are listed as being in critical condition. The police have not identified the driver. The other two drivers, the ones in the two pickup trucks, were treated for minor injuries. Their names have also not been released by the authorities.
The crash is still under investigation. More information may be released about the drivers. So far, there have been no charges filed. The cops haven’t indicated that drunk driving was a factor.
The victims may have a potential legal claim against the driver of the Hyundai Elantra. If they can prove that the driver of the Elantra was responsible for the crash, their insurance company may have to compensate the other two victims. Typically, it is the rear driver that would be held responsible.
If you or your loved one are injured in a rear-end accident in Atlanta, make sure to call our office right away.