Atlanta Trucking Company Flagged After Fatal Crash
On July 11, CW Transport, LLC was involved in a wreck that killed an 8-year old Decatur boy and severely injured his mother, according to the AJC. The small trash-hauling fleet based in Atlanta has since been flagged by federal transportation officials due to its history of unsafe practices.
According to federal records, the fleet had so many vehicle maintenance violations that it ranks among the worst 6 percent of companies of its size in the entire country. Violations were uncovered during 17 or 18 inspections performed over the past two years, with six of the inspections resulting in trucks being taken off the road.
CW Transport also has a worse record in unsafe driving (a separate category for vehicle maintenance) than two-thirds of firms its size. Yet until this July, state records indicate that the company, which was created in September 2010, had no previous crashes involving a fatality of injury.
The recent fatal wreck occurred on 1-20 when the transmission parts fell from a tractor trailer operated by CW Transport. The debris flew across the median, crashing through the windshield of an oncoming SUV. It struck the driver, Jameka Malone, in the arm before killing her 8-year-old son, Cameron McIlwain, who was riding in the back seat. No charges have been filed against truck driver.
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