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Clayton County Tractor Trailer Accidents

June-20_CLAYTON COUNTY TRUCK ACCIDENTClayton County is located in the north central portion of Georgia with a population of 267,542. The county itself is seeing a steady growth in population.

And with those numbers, there's an increase in traffic and the possibility of accidents.

Recent data, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, shows that in 2014 there were 12,397 total crashes, with 3,714 injuries and 21 deaths. In 2015, according to stats provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 25 deaths.

From 2011 to 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered that 12 fatal deaths in Clayton County resulted from large truck crashes.

Here are some facts you need to know about truck accidents:

  • Every 16 minutes in the U.S. a person is injured or killed in a tractor trailer accident.
  • Approximately 3,700 people that are passengers in vehicles are killed each year in collisions with tractor trailers.

There are a ton of commercial trucks that travel through Atlanta annually - 150 million tons to be exact. And, that number is growing.

As population and jobs continue to grow in places like Fulton County, the Atlanta Regional Commission predicts a 76 percent increase in the amount freight travel around the region by 2040.

So, what can you do to protect yourself from a truck accident?

  • Drive with caution around trucks on the road.

Remember they cannot stop on a dime so don't pull in front of one and assume they can safely stop in time.

  • Stay visible to the truck driver.

If you can't see the driver's mirrors, chances are he can't see you.

  • Pay attention to the trucks turn signals and don't travel for long periods of time next to tractor trailer.

If you've been injured in a truck accident in Clayton County, fill out our free case evaluation.

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