You’ve probably seen signs before that tell truckers not to go down certain roads. Usually they say something like “commercial trucks prohibited”. This is because they may be too narrow, congested, or can’t handle the weight of the truck.
A recent crash in Laurens County shows what can happen when truckers ignore these signs. WGXA reported on the fatal crash.
The accident happened just before Christmas. A semi-truck was on GA 46 West approaching Pete Thomas Road. The road wasn’t designed for trucks, so when the driver turned onto the road the vehicle began weaving from side to side. It didn’t get very far down the road before it hit a road sign.
When that happened, the cab of the truck was pushed back into the roadway and the load of plywood began to overturn. It went over 100 feet forward in a spiral before coming to a stop upside down on the road.
The driver of the truck received a fatal injury and died at the hospital. A passenger in the truck was flown to Macon for treatment.
If there was another car on the road, they could have easily been caught up in the damage. Most vehicles that tangle up with a semi-truck in a crash end up worse for wear. Every year, thousands of people are injured from truck accidents. If you’re one of them, you need the Strong Arm on your side to get you and your family back on their feet. Call our offices today for a free consultation.