Three cars in an accident at night time with a police car, firefighters, and ambulance partially visible.
After a driver experienced mechanical issues that required them to pull over to the left shoulder of I-285 near Ashford-Dunwoody Road last week, a chain reaction crash occurred in which another driver was killed. Police responded to the accident scene shortly after midnight, where they found a 22-year-old male victim of the crash lying in the road. Investigators were able to determine that the first car involved in the accident had been experiencing mechanical issues. The second car involved in the accident crashed into the first car on the shoulder of the road. Moments later, a third car struck the second car. The force of the collision caused the third car to overturn. The injured person — who was determined to be the driver of the second car — was transported to Grady Hospital, where he died of his injuries. At the time the news report of the accident was published, the accident remained under investigation. A chain-reaction crash occurs when three or more vehicles are involved in a series of connected accidents. Determining liability in this type of crash is often complex, as there can be multiple instances of negligence exhibited by multiple parties. Often, investigations into chain-reaction crashes take into consideration the weather conditions at the scene, whether the initial accident was obstructing the roadway, and the potential of aggressive driving or other risky driving behaviors by any of the parties involved. In cases involving a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway, there must be a determination made as to whether the driver properly pulled the vehicle completely onto the shoulder so that it was not impeding the flow of traffic, and whether the driver used other precautionary measures to ensure their vehicle was visible to other drivers, such as turning on the hazard lights. If you have been injured in a chain-reaction accident, let an experienced car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates LLC help you determine who was liable and whether you are eligible to seek compensation from other drivers involved. Contact us for a free case evaluation.