One person was killed and two others were injured in a Georgia car accident that occurred after a ladder fell onto a busy interstate. According to a report by The Associated Press, the fatal crash occurred on Interstate 285 in East Point south of Atlanta the afternoon of March 12.
Officials say a car struck a ladder that fell from another vehicle and became disabled. Other vehicles including a semi then crashed into the disabled vehicle. Investigators are hoping to use a bar code on the ladder to track down its owner and hold him or her accountable for the multi-vehicle crash.
There are a number of reasons why debris on the roadway can be extremely dangerous. Motorists who swerve to avoid a collision may end up striking a median, hitting another vehicle, or veering out of control. In other cases, the debris can cause significant damage to the car or go through the windshield, catastrophically injuring the occupants. It is important in these types of cases to determine who was responsible for dropping the debris on the roadway.
Potentially liable parties for debris-related accidents in Georgia include motorists who allow items to fall off the back of their trucks and in some cases, their employers. This is especially true if those drivers were on the job at the time. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to track down the responsible parties in these cases.
The Georgia car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., know how to get victims of roadway debris accidents fair compensation for their losses. If you have suffered a loss in a Georgia crash, please contact us at (404) 995-3955 for a free and comprehensive consultation.