A Tuesday afternoon accident in Gwinnett County, near Duluth, resulted in injuries to four people, including one critical. The accident occurred shortly after 4 pm, during the busy afternoon rush, on Peachtree Industrial Blvd north of Sugarloaf Pkwy. Reporters in a news helicopter noted that the scene featured a car overturned in the median and a pickup truck with front-end damage nearby. Four people were reportedly injured in the accident, which caused the northbound lanes of Peachtree Industrial Blvd to be closed for a time. One patient was transported to the hospital in critical condition. As explained by Johns Hopkins Medicine, critical condition is a standard term used to describe a patient’s condition when they present with vital signs that are unstable and not within the normal limits. Critical patients are often unconscious, and there are indications of a poor prognosis. By using standard terms to define the patient’s condition, health care providers or police are able to communicate to the public the presence of serious, potentially life-threatening injuries without violating HIPAA laws governing the patient’s right to privacy. The 11 miles or so of Peachtree Industrial Blvd in the Duluth area is a major area of concern with regard to speeding accidents, with accidents occurring regularly along this roadway. In 2013, the county decreased the speed limit along one stretch of the boulevard to 45 mph in an attempt to decrease the number of speeding accidents occurring there. In 2018, authorities began equipping intersections in the area with connected vehicle technology. Gwinnett County has also planned to improve the sidewalks in the area to enhance pedestrian safety. Were you injured in an accident on Peachtree Industrial Blvd or anywhere else in Atlanta metropolitan area? Was the accident the result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness? If so, an accident attorney from Cambre & Associates can give you details on the process of obtaining compensation for the expenses and impacts of your injury. Contact us for a free case evaluation.