Car crash with police officers helping people exit the crashed vehicle.
A late Tuesday night pileup accident on I-75 resulted in injuries to four people, including one who was reportedly in critical condition. The accident occurred on northbound I-75 at the Allgood Road overpass just before 10:30 pm. Two occupants became trapped in their vehicles and had to be extricated at the scene, which blocked all lanes of the interstate for a time. A pileup accident, also known as a chain-reaction crash, generally occurs when two vehicles crash into each other, and either one vehicle gets pushed into an uninvolved vehicle, or an approaching vehicle crashes into the wreckage of a previous accident. According to the Marietta Police Department, Tuesday night’s accident occurred when the driver of a Chrysler 300 struck an object in the roadway, slowed down, and eventually came to a stop in a travel lane. A Chevrolet Malibu rear-ended a GMC Sierra, which struck the Chrysler 300 and a Volkswagen Jetta. The 24-year-old male driver of the Malibu sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to Kennestone Hospital. Occupants of the Jetta and the Chrysler 300 were also transported to the hospital. Multi-vehicle pileups often involve extensive investigations in order to determine who was at fault. Many times, this type of accident occurs due to the negligence of multiple parties. Those who are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence can seek compensation for their injuries through the personal injury claims process. In Atlanta, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in court is two years from the date on which the accident occurred. If you’ve been injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Atlanta or the surrounding communities, let an experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates LLC help you understand the process of seeking compensation for your injuries. Contact us for a free case evaluation.