Atlanta Tractor Trailer Accident Kills Innocent Two-Year-Old
As trucking attorneys at the Pope and Howard Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia, we often see the severity of tractor trailer accidents and how they affect normal families in Georgia. Tractor trailer accidents are a leading cause of serious injuries and wrongful death.
That was the case with a recent tractor trailer accident right here in Atlanta.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, 2010, a two- year-old died while sitting in a parked car when a semi trailer truck lost control and crashed into his parents’ vehicle. The truck accident occurred in a parking lot at an Auto Zone just off Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
The out-of-control semi trailer truck slammed into three parked cars in the store’s lot. The trucker lost control of the tractor trailer when a car crossed over the center line into his lane in oncoming traffic.
Two-year-old Zion Curney and his 14-year-old cousin were in one of the parked cars. The two children were waiting for one of their parents shopping in the Auto Zone store.
The driver, Kelly Canty, who hit the tractor trailer, was charged on Tuesday. Canty was charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, failure to maintain her lane, and driving without a license, insurance or tag.
Investigators have yet to determine why Canty crossed the center line of Hollowell Parkway ultimately leading to the deadly chain reaction collision. The trucking accident still remains under investigation.
Since trucking laws are governed by hundreds of regulations, it is important to consult with a tractor trailer lawyer who knows trucking laws. Contact the Atlanta Lawyers at the Pope and Howard Law Firm for a free consultation today for more information.