Fatal 2-Vehicle Car Accident on I-85 in DeKalb County, Georgia


Posted on May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012 – DeKalb County, Ga. – A two-vehicle car accident left at least one person dead on Thursday, May 24.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the accident happened just after 12 p.m. on Interstate 85, just north of Clairmont Road. Officials with the Georgia Department of Highways said that two vehicles collided in the northbound lanes of the interstate. One of the vehicles flipped on impact.

At least one person was killed in the accident. Exactly how many people were involved in the crash is unclear.

The incident caused all of the interstate’s southbound lanes to be closed for about three hours. 

The car accident is under ongoing investigation by local authorities who were called to the scene.

When a car collision involves more than a single party, often times negligence is to blame. It’s important to gather as much evidence as you can to prove that recklessness was the cause for any injuries that ensued.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2010 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,244 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.

As a service to the residents of Atlanta and surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Georgia that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities. 

Common accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • single-car accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and 
  • accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.

 

If you have been named in this blog or you are the victim's family member or friend and would like the blog removed from our website, please feel free to contact us and we will promptly accommodate your request.

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