BARROW COUNTY, GA — A flatbed tractor-trailer accident involving several other vehicles killed one man and sent a driver to the hospital in Barrow County, Georgia on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, according to a news article from The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Investigators from the Georgia State Police have said that they believe Richard Moore was hurt when the Dodge 3500 pickup truck he was driving was struck from the rear by a flatbed tractor-trailer while driving on Highway 315 around 1:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday.
Scene of the Accident
Richard Moore was taken by EMS to nearby Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment. A passenger in the pickup truck was identified by police as Cody Brantley, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the flatbed tractor-trailer was identified in the report as 40-year-old Roger Bly, who currently faces homicide by vehicle and following too closely charges in connection with the fatal accident.
This is one of those accidents that may look like it has an open-and-shut fact pattern, when in reality, there is always a fight when we’re talking about a commercial freight company. These companies have dealt with accidents just like this one for decades on end, while their victims have only had experience with maybe one or two fender-benders in their lives. These companies are also fully aware they have far greater resources to use in a fight, because these companies know what they are doing. Leveling the playing field with equal experience can go a long, long way in dealing with these situations.
–Grossman Law Offices