Sometimes, an accident can cause debris to scatter across a roadway, which can hit other vehicles and cause accidents. When the accident is serious enough, sometimes this debris can go airborne, and come crashing down on top of and through the windows of nearby vehicles. These situations can often end in serious injury. It is possible to hold the person responsible for the initial accident, but this can become tricky. It will rely on witness testimony or video surveillance of the accident to determine which vehicle the debris came from. Additional compensation can come from the injured party’s car or health insurance if a claim against another driver is unlikely to be proven.
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports that flying debris was the cause of a fatal accident on I-20.
Cobb Police have stated that flying debris was the likely cause of a fatal multi-vehicle wreck that blocked eastbound I-20 last Friday morning.
Footage obtained from a dashboard camera appears to show a white vehicle sideswipe another grey car at a high rate of speed. This caused the grey car to spin out and cross several lanes before crashing into the median wall.
The accident occurred just before 11 a.m. near Riverside Parkway, near the Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park. A piece of metal from the accident flew through the air and pierced the windshield of a vehicle being driven by 33-year-old Ryan Nelson. The debris killed Nelson, according to Cobb County Police.
All eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 were shut down by Cobb County Police as they investigated the accident. Motorists were forced to squeeze by on the right shoulder.
There are no charges expected to be filed in the accident.
Have you been injured in an accident? We can help. Call today.