Speeding contributes to collision between a truck and a tractor

Georgia residents living in rural areas have probably been caught behind individuals driving farm equipment, like tractors, on the roads. These vehicles only travel between 18 and 25 mph, and other drivers can sometimes become frustrated with the slow pace. This often results in drivers speeding around the slower-moving farm equipment. Unfortunately, drivers do not always wait for a safe time to pass these vehicles, and the results can be disastrous.  

This was the case in Madison County where a truck crashed into a slow-moving tractor. A witness to the crash, the driver of a second tractor, reported that the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the first tractor. The tractor was described as being torn in half as a result of the crash. 

The driver of the tractor was pinned underneath the front half of the machine. Witnesses say that the pinned man was making gurgling noises, and they feared for his life. With the help of a good Samaritan and the first tractor driver's son, the driver of the second tractor was able to pull the other driver out from under the wreckage. Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash, but the driver of the truck will at least be facing citations for following too closely and driving too fast for conditions.

Accidents like this one could be prevented, but too often drivers favor speeding around slow-moving vehicles, even when conditions are not ideal. There are still many people in Georgia that make their living by farming, and the injuries and property damage caused by these accidents can potentially prevent victims from providing financially for their families. Victims of these accidents have every right to consult an attorney in order to determine if legal grounds exist to pursue a personal injury claim for medical expenses and other documented monetary damages. 

Source: madisonjournaltoday.com, "Man survives horrible truck, tractor collision", Staff Writer, Oct. 2, 2017

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