• November 13, 2019

Injuries Reported in Suwanee, GA 18-wheeler/Horse Trailer Accident on I-85

Suwanee, GA -- November 12, 2019, authorities reported injuries resulting from an accident where an 18-wheeler crashed with a horse trailer on I-85.

Authorities with the Georgia State Police and Gwinnett County rescue crews responded to the crash site at around 4:40 p.m.

Investigators said that a pickup with a horse trailer was northbound on I-85 near Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Somehow, an 18-wheeler crashed into the back of the trailer.

Rescue teams had to work to extricate several of the horses and people from the wreckage. Three people were examined at the scene while one went to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time, police haven't reported any charges or citations. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Commentary

Reports seem to indicate that everyone is more or less okay following this crash, and I hope that's true. Experience has shown me that even when reports say injuries are minor, that isn't always true.

In a recent case, a man went to the hospital after an 18-wheeler rear-ended him. Doctors sent him home with nothing more than a sore back, or so it seemed. Days later, that soreness became crippling pain. Another trip to the hospital revealed he had a ruptured disk. That injury ultimately required surgery and a lengthy period of recovery--far from just a minor injury to be sure. Fortunately, he brought us onto the case early, so the evidence was still fresh. We were able to build a strong case and get him the help he needed for his recovery.

Again, I hope that's not what happened here, but it happens. That's why I always encourage people to lock down evidence and be prepared even if nothing serious comes of the crash. It's far better to be over prepared than the opposite, especially when it comes to someone's well-being.

--Grossman Law Offices

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