1 Dead, Several Injured in Georgia Trucking Accident
One person is dead and five others are injured following a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 285 in Georgia.
Details of the Georgia 18-Wheeler Accident
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the crash occurred Tuesday when five tractor-trailers and one car collided on Interstate 285 at Camp Creek Parkway.
Preliminary reports suggest one of the tractor-trailers was traveling northbound when it collided with three other big rigs before rear-ending a car. The car was then forced underneath another tractor-trailer.
The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Five other people were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
National Traffic Accident Statistics
According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
- Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
- 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
- 5,495 were pedestrians
- 5,029 were motorcyclists
- 829 were pedalcyclists
- 665 were occupants of large trucks
- 235 were listed as other or unknown
- Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.
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