On Saturday, July 8, 2017, a person was killed in a car crash on I-20 in DeKalb County, Georgia. The crash involved 3 vehicles, and it is truly luck that only 1 person was killed in the wreck. One of the vehicles involved in the deadly wreck was a Honda Accord that stalled on the I-20 eastbound near Columbia Drive. A Ford pickup truck hit the Honda from the rear, spun out and then struck a white Acura. The deceased was the driver of the Honda Accord. A passenger in the Ford pickup was taken to a local hospital. The wreck occurred around 11:20 am.
This accident illustrates again just how dangerous a stalled vehicle on I-20 or any other highway can be. At the speeds at which many motorists travel on I-20 or other interstates, there is simply very little time to reach to the stalled vehicle before impact. This crash occurred at around 11:20 a.m., so lighting was not a contributing factor to the dangerousness of the stalled vehicle. It is not clear whether alcohol, drugs, or other distractions such as cell phones contributed to this crash.
Many stalled vehicles wrecks that result in serious injuries or deaths involve cars that stall at night. The obvious danger in these circumstances is that the driver of the vehicle that hits the stalled vehicle may very well never see the stalled vehicle prior to the crash, and the results of the wreck can be absolutely horrific.
If you or someone that you care about has been hurt in a car wreck, contact The Sessions Law Firm today for a free consultation.