Fox 5 News reports that the accident occurred shortly after 12 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate, near Langford Parkway. The number of vehicles involved in the crash is unknown. Very few details are available about the accident.
Several injuries were reported, but exactly how many people were hurt remains unclear. Officials said that there may have even been multiple people trapped in their vehicles after the accident.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 285 were blocked for some time following the accident. The cause of the accident remains to be determined. The crash is under ongoing investigation by local authorities.
When car accidents involve multiple parties, negligence can often be determined with evidence. It’s important that you obtain information from all parties involved and gather as much evidence as you can. You may be entitled to a claim if you have suffered serious injuries.
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, 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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