A driver in Georgia was trapped in her vehicle after part of a tractor-trailer landed on top of her car and sliced the roof. According to the police, the accident occurred near the intersection of Lawrenceville Suwanee Road and Horizon Drive. Firefighters were brought to the scene of the crash to rescue the driver.
The driver was eventually transported to a hospital and is in stable condition. The tractor-trailer driver did not have any injuries. Investigators believe that the crash occurred when the trailer separated from the truck and crushed a car that was in the opposite lane. The road where the crash occurred was blocked so crews could assess the damage, and the Georgia State Patrol is still investigating.
While most truck drivers do a good job at performing their duties, it takes only one to destroy an innocent life. Anybody who has been injured in a truck accident has the option to seek out the advice of a personal injury lawyer for help in understanding how the law affects seeking compensation for accident injuries. Some possible negligent behavior that can cause truck accidents include drug and alcohol abuse, driver fatigue and speeding. By conducting a thorough investigation, an attorney may help determine what happened in the accident; this would help determine what the next step is legally.
Consulting with a personal injury attorney may be the best option for any individual who is in a similar situation. An attorney may also help an individual seek fair compensation for the losses that they suffered as a result of someone else's negligent behavior.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Semi lands on top of car, traps driver", Alexis Stevens, June 06, 2014