Garbage Truck Accident in Cherokee County Injures Two

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Two people suffered injuries this week when a tractor trailer carrying garbage overturned and spilled its load on top of a minivan in Cherokee County, Georgia. The truck driver was reportedly driving too fast as it attempted to make a turn off of Cumming Highway, which caused the big-rig to overturn and dump a load of garbage onto the minivan. If you have suffered injuries in a GA trucking accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal wreck with an allegedly negligent driver, contact our reputable trucking accident lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak today. With our experienced attorneys on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries and medical bills.

Excessive Speed Contributed to Truck Accident

The Georgia trucking accident took place on Cumming Highway at the four-way Union Hill Road intersection in Canton, and Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Franka Young reported that the semi-truck was traveling too fast at the time of the incident. As the tractor-trailer, driven by 46-year-old Ronnie Lee Crane, attempted to make a right turn onto Union Hill Road, the truck overturned, spilling a huge amount of garbage onto the top of a Honda minivan and also spilling some diesel fuel. Both Crane and the 37-year-old woman driving the minivan were injured in the trucking accident, and both were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Personal Injury Lawsuits for Truck Accident Injuries

Investigators have not yet reported if charges will be filed in the Georgia trucking accident, but the driver of the minivan may be entitled to reimbursement for her injuries and hospital bills, which she can pursue by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver or his trucking company. Although the 18-wheeler and minivan weren’t involved in an actual collision with one another, the fact that the truck driver’s excessive speed contributed to the big-rig overturning and burying the minivan in garbage means the driver of the minivan may be entitled to reimbursement for the injuries she sustained in the incident.

Our Trucking Accident Attorneys Can Help

Trucking accidents occur far too frequently in Georgia and throughout the United States, resulting in tens of thousands of injuries and thousands of fatalities every year. If you have been injured in a trucking accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, consult our knowledgeable trucking accident attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak to explore your compensation options. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our lawyers have years of experience protecting the rights of trucking accident victims and their families throughout the state of Georgia.

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