9 Injured in 10-Car, Tractor-Trailer Crash in Georgia

November 15, 2017

Authorities say nine people were taken to a hospital after a tractor-trailer smashed into cars stopped at a red-light on a Georgia parkway.

Gainesville police Cpl. Jessica Van told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the big truck failed to stop, triggering a chain-reaction collision involving at least 10 vehicles Monday morning.

News outlets reported that police said nine people were sent to the hospital – including at least one person with serious injuries. The Queen City Parkway was closed for hours after the crash, which occurred as metro Atlanta was under a dense fog advisory.

Gloria Kell told The Gainesville Times she was approaching a red light when her car got struck. She said in her rearview mirror she saw a “tractor-trailer going all over the place, running over cars and stuff.”

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  • November 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm
    Agent says:
    You didn't need to post twice Rosenblatt. How about your answer on the following. Saw an announcement that Tesla is coming out with an all electric autonomous 18 wheeler. D... read more
  • November 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm
    Agent says:
    Try stopping an 80,000 GVW Tractor Trailer in fog in 50 yards. Don't care how good the system is, it won't happen.
  • November 15, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    Rosenblatt says:
    Sure - but even if that were true, if the truck was outfitted with forward collision avoidance automation, this loss never would’ve happened.
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