Truck wheels on fire on the highway with firefighters about to extinguish the fire.
It was a rough start to the work week for emergency responders in DeKalb County, with two separate accidents occurring on I-285 on Monday morning. The first accident occurred shortly before 4:45 AM, when the brakes apparently went out on a tractor trailer as it was traveling northbound on the interstate near Flat Shoals Road. The truck driver was able to get to the emergency lane before crashing into two abandoned vehicles. The collision caused the truck to catch on fire. The driver was reportedly able to escape the inferno, but there are no details on injuries suffered. A short time later, a pedestrian-involved accident occurred on southbound I-285, just before the Glenwood Road exit. The pedestrian was killed in the crash. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators. This was no word on whether they faced any charges for the crash. Both accidents resulted in extensive delays for both northbound and southbound travelers around the area of Memorial Drive. More than two million people access I-285 in the Atlanta region each day, making it not only one of the busiest interstates in the Atlanta metropolitan area, but also commonly one of the most congested. It is not only frequented by tractor-trailers, but also by drivers who are attempting to avoid the gridlock of the Downtown Connector. If you’ve been injured in an accident on I-285 that was caused by the careless or reckless actions of another driver, the experienced legal team at Cambre & Associates LLC can evaluate your case for free and give you more information about the process of seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of your injuries. We can also explain the type of services we can provide to assist you with your claim. For your free case evaluation, contact us.