Tractor-Trailer Hauling Chewing Gum Additives Catches Fire Near Spaghetti Junction

Around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, a tractor-trailer hauling 36,000 pounds of chewing gum additives caught fire alongside a DeKalb County interstate, the AJC reports. The driver, whose identity and condition were not immediately available, did suffer burns.

The fire broke out on I-85 northbound just south of Pleasantdale Road, blocking the four right lanes for more than an hour. By 6:15 a.m., all the lanes were open.

Tractor-Trailer Accident Cases at Pope & Howard, P.C.

With so many tractor-trailers driving along GA highways, accidents are bound to happen. Yet many of these accidents could have easily been prevented.

The attorneys Pope & Howard, P.C., have the insider knowledge you need to win your case. Because we began our careers by representing trucking companies, we know that they routinely cut corners and pressure drivers into delivering shipments as quickly as possible. Under these circumstances, accidents are more likely to happen.

If you or a loved one was injured in a tractor-trailer accident, don’t hesitate to call Pope & Howard, P.C. at (404) 885-9999 to schedule your consultation. We are well versed in the complex federal and state regulations designed to prevent trucking accidents, and will fight to secure the compensation you deserve.

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