SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — An accident involving a dump truck and a car left a woman trapped.
The incident occurred on Monday when a dump truck collided with a car and landed on top of the vehicle. The truck was traveling east on Spalding Drive when the dump truck driver lost control, causing it to overturn onto the Toyota RAV4 and trapping the RAV4 driver.
Firefighters utilized the jaws of life to extricate the woman from the car. She was airlifted to the hospital, where she is in stable condition.
The truck driver was charged with driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain the lane, and having an unsecured load.
No further details are currently available.
Thoughts on Dump Truck Accident Trapping Woman in Her RAV4
According to the news report, this trucker broke several safety road rules — driving too fast for the conditions — failing to maintain the lane — and having an unsecured load. We cannot have drivers who disregard safety driving around and causing accidents.
Truckers must drive with caution and safety in mind, and trucking companies must set a standard of safety for their drivers to follow. When truck drivers and the companies they work for fail to do their part to keep the motorist public safe, and their actions cause serious injuries or deaths, they need to be held accountable. This is the only way to improve community safety and ensure injured victims receive justice.
If the reports are accurate, we know the truck driver drove negligently. Next, we need to know whether the trucker’s employer also failed the public. Trained professionals can determine the trucking company’s fault by leading an investigation and asking these questions: did they train and educate their drivers on safe driving protocols? Do they hire drivers with repeated traffic violations on their driving records? Why was the driver on the roadways with an unsecured load? Did the company fail to inspect and maintain the truck for worn straps or weak anchor points? Did they not realize the driver’s load exceeded weight limits? If the answers to these questions are yes, the trucking company may also share fault for this accident and may also be held accountable for their negligent actions.
I hope all the facts come out soon and wrongdoers are held responsible for their role in this senseless accident.
I wish the victim a speedy recovery.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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