A semi truck crashed into a smaller car on the highway.
Several days after an accident occurred on I-285 West in Dunwoody just before the afternoon rush, resulting in a semi-truck fire, injuries, hours of traffic delays, and four nights of lane closures to repair a damaged bridge, one of the drivers involved in the accident has been charged with making an improper lane change. According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, witnesses reported that the incident began around 3 PM on Monday, August 29, when the driver of a Mercedes-Benz stopped on the far right lane the interstate, seemingly uncertain as to whether to take an exit or continue going straight. This action forced the driver of a Toyota RAV4 to stop behind the Mercedes. A blue Mustang pulled up behind the RAV4 and attempted to pass it, cutting off a semi-truck in the adjacent lane in order to do so. The semi was unable to stop before rear-ending the Mustang. The force of the collision pushed the Mustang into the RAV4 and a Honda Civic. The citation was issued on Friday to the 24-year-old driver of the Mustang. Three people were transported to the hospital with injuries. Upon coming to rest on the Ashford Dunwoody Road bridge after the accident, the semi caught on fire, though the cause of the fire was not determined. It was discovered during the accident investigation that work needed to be done to reinforce the protective platforms for bridge utilities due to the fire. This resulted in nighttime work throughout the week to ensure that the interstate could be fully reopened before Labor Day weekend. According to a GDOT spokesman, additional work will be needed within the next three months in order to strengthen the bridge’s steel beams, which were also impacted. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by an unsafe driver, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer from Cambre & Associates for a free case evaluation.