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2 injured after tractor-trailer strikes bus on interstate

A car accident that occurred in Villa Rica, Georgia, involving a semi-truck and a bus left two people with injuries on Aug. 20. According to the report, the incident took place in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Carroll County just after 6 a.m.

A representative for the Georgia Department of Public Safety stated that the driver of the FedEx semitrailer rear-ended the bus while traveling down the interstate. The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to leave the roadway before overturning. Both vehicles then reportedly caught fire.

The driver of the semi-truck was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital hospital via a Life Flight helicopter, and the bus driver was taken via ambulance to Tanner Medical Center. Their identities had not been released when the report became available, and the extents or their respective injuries were not known.

Those who become involved in truck accidents are at risk for suffering serious, sometimes life-threatening, injuries including traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding and damage to limbs that necessitates amputation. Such harm can significantly reduce a person's quality of life and prevent an individual from returning to a former profession.

Once an accident investigation concludes and points toward a party that may have been at fault for a crash, another party to the incident who was harmed may wish to file a personal injury claim. By moving forward with such a lawsuit, an accident victim may be able to recover damages for economic losses including any medical bills that were not covered by insurance and income that was lost due to being unable to work.

Source: 11Alive Atlanta, "Big rig, bus collide on I-20 west in Carroll County", August 21, 2014

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