• September 20, 2022

Driver Killed in Semi-truck Accident on I-285 in Sandy Springs, GA

Sandy Springs, GA -- September 19, 2022, one driver was killed due to an accident where two trucks crashed along I-285.

Investigators responded to the area of Riverside Drive Monday evening along the westbound lanes of I-285.

Officials say that two tractor-trailers were going along the interstate when one rear-ended the other. The cause of the crash remains unclear.

Sandy Springs, GA Semi-truck Accident Kills 1 on I-285 at Riverside

The crash resulted in the trucks catching fire. One of the drivers died as a result. Right now, no additional details are available.

Commentary on Semi-truck Accident on I-285 in Sandy Springs

With reports like this, two primary concerns come to mind. One is if the crash is really getting the attention it deserves. Not only are folks quick to jump to conclusions with rear-end collisions, but the chaos of a dual truck wreck--especially one where the wreckage goes up in flames--involves challenges authorities aren't always equipped to handle. Are authorities here better equipped to handle things, or will getting answers require more thorough independent investigations?

Furthermore, my other concern is about the fire itself. With a crash this serious, it's not exactly unusual for there to be a fire, depending on how severe the collision was and what exactly the trucks were hauling. Other times, however, a fire like this can actually be the result of manufacturers putting truck fuel tanks in an exposed, dangerous location, causing them to rupture far too easily. Could it be something like that contributed to this crash? Experience tells me there's no doubt a family out there that would like to know they're getting the full story.

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