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Georgia dump truck accident sends 2 to hospital

The roads in Georgia are often crowded with trucks, partially because most things in Georgia are built with things that arrive on trucks. Tractor-trailers bring lumber and manufactured goods while tankers bring gasoline and fuel oil and dump trucks bring raw materials like stone and gravel.

Drivers' licenses for truck drivers often require more training and certifications for their professions because there are more specifics to learn in order to operate them. But the main issue is safety because large vehicles are often less maneuverable than passenger vehicles. The higher volume can also make collisions more damaging.

An accident in Dawsonville closed a major intersection of Georgia state roads and sent two people to the hospital. A dump truck's driver allegedly went through a red light and swerved to avoid oncoming traffic. The driver failed to negotiate the turn and dumped much of its cargo onto a nearby sports utility vehicle.

At least one of the two occupants of the SUV was trapped in the collision and local firefighters extricated the person. Both victims were in stable condition at a nearby hospital while the Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies investigate the accident.

People who were injured in truck accidents or the survivors of people killed in truck accidents have the right to make claims in civil court independent of any criminal charges against drivers and operators. People or companies responsible for the maintenance of vehicles may also be at fault.

Legal representation may be useful for people considering personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. An attorney can help people set expectations and decide the right path forward.

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