Did you almost run into a tractor-trailer stopped in the middle of the road?
Between 9:00-10:00pm on October 1, 2019, a tractor-trailer was backing across Georgia Highway 16 (also known as Temple Ave.). The tractor-trailer was blocking both northbound lanes just north of the city limits of Newnan, Georgia. The driver of a small pickup truck was headed northbound on Georgia Highway 16. He could not see the tractor-trailer in time. He slammed on his brakes but still collided with the tractor-trailer. He was seriously hurt.
A few minutes later, even with the pickup truck’s taillights making the scene a little easier to see, another driver on Georgia Highway 16 came very close to hitting the tractor-trailer. At the last second, this second driver was able to swerve out of the way.
Do you know who that second driver was? We are attempting to locate him or her, because he or she could tell us a lot about the visibility of the tractor-trailer as it blocked Georgia Highway 16 at night.
The picture in this post is a still-shot from one of the investigating police officers’ body cameras. It shows the tractor-trailer and the pickup truck with a patrol car’s headlights shining directly on it from a short distance away. It would probably have been less visible than this at the time of the collision.
If you were the second driver, or if you know who the second driver was, or if you have other information about this tractor-trailer accident, please contact attorney Morgan Lyndall at our firm. She can be reached at 678 940 1444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the second tractor-trailer accident case that our firm has handled in the Newnan, Georgia area. In 2018, our firm handled the case of White v. Pemberton Truck Lines, which also involved a tractor-trailer accident on Georgia Highway 16. That case was filed in federal court and settled during trial for a confidential amount.