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Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Representing Workplace Injuries Involving Cranes

May 20, 2018

The advent of cranes allowed architects to build where space was nearly unlimited: up. Cranes facilitated construction of Georgia’s tallest buildings along with bridges and expressways. Instead of stacking scaffolding on top of the scaffolding, cranes hoisted girders, beams, braces, and trusses and put them in place. Skilled workers construct cranes on top of buildings and lift the pieces into the proper location and hold them in place while iron workers and other craftsmen fasten enormousiron beams into place.

Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Crash that Killed Two Brothers

May 20, 2018

SAVANNAH, GA- 11alive.com reports that charges have been filed against a driver from Atlanta who caused a head-on collision in 2017 that killed two brothers who were returning to Georgia Southern University after Thanksgiving break. According to their father, they were attempting to return to school early to avoid traffic, to complete homework assignments and to spend time with friends before school started up again.*

Police Seek Driver Who Hit Subway Sandwich Shop and Left Scene

May 20, 2018

HINESVILLE, GA- WSAV.com reports that the Hinesville Police are searching for a woman who drove her vehicle into a Subway sandwich shop on Monday, May 15, 2018 at about 5 p.m. Witnesses say that the woman drove into the parking lot, hit the building, stayed there shortly, then backed up and drove east on General Screven Way, leaving the scene before authorities arrived.*

Ohio School Bus Safety Company Announces Winners of Its Safety Superstar Award

May 19, 2018

HUDSON, OH- According to prweb.com, the School Bus Safety Company, Inc. has released winners of an award issued to school districts who excel in the area of safety. The School Bus Safety Company, Inc. designs school bus driver training programs with an emphasis on safety for students. The company offers videos about safety on their website and creates Public Service Announcements about driving safely around school buses. The winner of the award was the Kanawha County School District, located in Charleston West Virginia.*

Teen Ran Red Light Causing Collision with School Bus in Cartersville, Georgia

May 19, 2018

CARTERSVILLE, GA- The patch.com reports that an accident involving a school bus was caused by a teenager running through a red traffic light on Monday morning, May 14, 2018. The bus, which was from the Bartow County School System, was attempting to make a left turn when a 2002 Chevrolet Impala ran the red light at Grassdale Road at around 11:40 a.m. The Georgia State Patrol says that the school bus then struck the Impala on the passenger side.*

Georgia Department of Transportation Says State's Bridges Are Safe

May 19, 2018

Georgia Construction Accident Attorneys Ready to Hold Parties Responsible for Mishaps

Tragedy can strike anywhere and at any time. The people who died in the Florida pedestrian bridge collapse would never have known anythingwas wrong as they passed under the span. The bridge crushed several vehicles and killed six people instantly. The incident remains under investigation by federal and state authorities in Florida. The senseless loss of life raised the question in Georgia, and every other state in the Union, as to whether the bridges we use every day will remain upright. Unequivocally, the Georgia Department of Transportation steadfastly maintains that the state's bridges and overpasses are safe.

18-Year-Olds May Soon be Able to Drive Commercial Trucks

May 17, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC- The postandcourier.com reports that Congress has been considering altering laws regarding commercial trucking routes to allow for drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 who obtain commercial licenses to drive over states lines through Georgia and the Carolinas. The current law allows drivers within that age group to drive within those states, but the South Carolina Trucking Association is backing the program as a potential way to lessen the shortage of drivers that cause problems at seaports such as the Port of Charleston.*

Utah Crash Involved Tesla Using Autopilot

May 17, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - According to wsbradio.com, a collision that occurred in Utah on May 14, 2018, involved a Tesla that was using the autopilot feature. The 28-year-old driver of the Tesla had engaged autopilot, the semi-autonomous driving feature offered in all models of Tesla when her vehicle crashed into the back of a firetruck in a suburb of Salt Lake City. The driver was reportedly looking at her phone at the time of the collision and relying on the self-driving abilities of the car.*

Tesla crash being investigated by Swiss Police

May 17, 2018

GENEVA - Krmg.com reports that Swiss police officers are investigating a crash that killed a German man in Bellinzona last week. The accident occurred when the Tesla struck a guardrail and caught fire. According to the fire brigade, the accident is under investigation. However, the Facebook page for the fire brigade initially suggested that the Tesla’s battery might have been at fault for the fire.*

Accident on Watson Boulevard Kills Two in Warner Robins, Georgia

May 17, 2018

WARNER ROBINS, GA- According to 41nbc.com, a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Tuesday, May 14, 2018, tragically killed two people. The crash occurred when the driver of an eastbound Ford F-150 crossed a median and hit a Kia SUV head-on. Danny Galpin, the Houston County Coroner, stated that the driver of the Kia, a 43-year-old woman, died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Ford, a 61-year-old man, was transported to the hospital, but died from his injuries on Wednesday morning.*

Fayette County Man Severely Injured in Fatal Head-On Collision in Fayette County, Georgia

May 17, 2018

FAYETTE COUNTY, GA- According to wsbtv.com reports that William Betsill, 42, a father from Fayette County, was seriously injured in a head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver on May 8, 2018. The other driver was killed in the collision, and Betsill faces a long road to recovery that will involve several more surgical procedures and other medical care. It will likely be months before Betsill will be able to walk.*

Driver Ignores “Caution Wide Right Turns” Sign and Crashes his Sedan Under Semi

May 17, 2018

MACON, GA- Livetrucking.com reports that the driver of a sedan failed to pay attention to a semi-truck’s “caution wide right turns” sign and then crashed his vehicle under the truck. The driver, Rasheem Shaheed, 38, was driving on Holt Road when the truck veered left in preparation for making a wide right turn. Shaheed did not pay attention to the truck’s right turn signal, which was flashing, and honked at the truck instead. Shaheed attempted to turn right on the side of the truck but hit the curb and then crashed into the trailer. His Volkswagen became crushed under the side of the truck.*

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.