Posted on May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012 – DeKalb County, Ga. – Very few details are available in a serious car crash that blocked several lanes of Interstate 285 on Thursday, May 17.

Fox 5 News reports that the accident occurred during the afternoon commute in the northbound lanes of Interstate 285. The accident seems to have involved at least 3 vehicles. Exactly how the crash occurred is unknown at this time.

Whether or not anyone was injured in this accident is also unclear. The identities of those involved in the crash have not yet been released to the public. The accident remains under investigation by authorities who were called to the scene.

Many times accidents that involve multiple parties have evidence that a driver had been negligent. If you were involved in such an accident, it is important to gather as much evidence as you can to back up your claim so you can get the compensation you need to cover your damages.

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.

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