Officials with the Georgia State Patrol are investigating a multi-car wreck on S.R. 20/Cumming Highway that injured four people in Cherokee County this week. The serious car accident involved four vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, a Chevrolet Silverado, a Toyota Avalon and a Ford F-250, operated by a 15-year-old driver who became entrapped in the vehicle following the collision. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, contact our personal injury lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of car accident victims throughout the state of Georgia.
Four-Car Wreck a Chain Reaction
The Georgia car accident took place at around 3:15 p.m. on July 16, near the intersection of Cumming Highway and Beavers Road. According to Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Tracey Watson, a pickup truck traveling east on Cumming Highway clipped the back of a vehicle that had slowed for traffic “in an attempt to avoid collision.” After making contact with the vehicle, the pickup truck crossed into the westbound lanes of the highway and was involved in a head-on collision with a semi-truck. After striking the pickup truck, the driver of the tractor-trailer collided with another pickup truck. Firefighters “worked hard to remove the male driver from the heavily damaged truck so he could be life-flighted by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta,” said Cherokee Fire spokesperson Tim Cavender.
Injuries Resulting from GA Car Accident
According to the accident report, the teenage driver of the F-250 was conscious and alert upon arriving at the hospital, but had suffered multiple injuries to his lower extremities. The teen’s 77-year-old grandfather, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident, was later transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the big-rig was taken to Northside Hospital-Cherokee and the driver of the other pickup truck was transported to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell. Authorities have reported that charges are pending in the Georgia car accident.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
If you have been injured in a serious car accident in Georgia, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal wreck with one or more vehicles, consult our reputable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak today. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the person found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your losses.