A car crash on Interstate 95 occurred in McIntosh County, Georgia, when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a minivan. A three year old boy was killed and two adults and two other children suffered personal injuries and were taken to area hospitals. The auto wreck happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-95.
McIntosh County is halfway between Savannah and Brunswick, about an hour and a half north of Jacksonville, Florida. Witnesses say that the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the automobile accident. The driver of the truck is from Jacksonville, Florida.
Tractor-trailer accidents often involve the most serious of personal injuries and wrongful death. Due to the immense weight of tractor-trailers, breaking distances can be quite large. As such drivers of eighteen wheelers must be especially careful of traffic conditions in front of them.
We are currently handling a similar case that occurred on I-10 in Jacksonville, where, thankfully, the victim in the car did not die, but did suffer serious personal injuries. Traffic conditions, especially during holidays and in areas of construction can cause sudden stops even on interstates, making it all the more important for all drivers to be on the lookout for slow down or stop conditions.
If you hae any questions about an automobile accident or trucking accident, please feel free to contact our Jacksonville auto accident lawyers.