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Truck Accident Kills Three

IN THE NEWS: Three people were killed near Cartersville, Georgia in the early hours of December 19, 2012, when a tractor trailer drove onto the highway median, hit the guardrail, and crashed into a concrete pillar. The trailer then flipped onto its side, caught fire, and caused a highway sign to fall, hitting a second tractor trailer. The driver of the second 18 wheeler lost control of his vehicle and drove off the highway.

According to reports from the Georgia State Patrol, the driver of the truck that initially drove onto the median was killed as was a passenger in the vehicle. Additionally, the driver of the second tractor trailer died as a result of the accident.

Trucking companies and their drivers owe a higher standard of care when driving through the state of Georgia. The attorneys at Houck | Regas investigate and prosecute negligent trucking companies and their drivers. If you are looking for an aggressive law firm to investigate your case, call us at 770.392.6080.

Sources:  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11-Alive News, and Marietta Daily Journal 

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