Massive Chain Reaction on Highway 316
One person lost their life and 17 other people sustained injuries in an eight-vehicle pileup on Georgia Highway 316. The accident happened in Lawrenceville and, of those injured, eight were children.
According to officers that responded to the scene, there was a vehicle wedged under a tractor trailer. The vehicle was on fire by the time emergency crews arrived. The driver of that vehicle was trapped in the car. Officials later released details of the accident to reporters.
An initial investigation indicated that the semi-truck failed to come to a stop when traffic was at a standstill. Police did not say if the semi-truck hit vehicles ahead of it or if it came to a sudden stop causing vehicles behind it to crash. There were multiple police and emergency responders on scene to try to deal with the injuries.
Officials warn drivers that anyone behind the wheel needs to keep their attention on the road ahead. Conditions can change in seconds, resulting in accidents such as these. When a person is distracted, the results can be catastrophic. People do not only suffer injuries, but they lose their lives.
Any person that is involved in a truck accident in DeKalb County has legal rights. If an experienced attorney is able to prove that another driver was negligent, the victim may be compensated for medical bills, time off work and more.
If you have been the victim of an accident, please reach out to our knowledgeable accident attorneys. We will review your case at no cost to you and help you make the best decisions for moving forward. Call today to schedule your appointment for a free case evaluation.