JOHNS CREEK, GA — One person was seriously injured in an accident with a box truck in Johns Creek, Georgia on Thursday, November 20th, 2014. The article from CBS 46 said that the crash happened around 1:10 Thursday afternoon.
Police have said that they have reason to believe one person was hurt in a box truck accident in front of Sunrise at Ivey Ridge senior living facility at 2950 Old Alabama Road. Authorities believe the woman was struck by a box truck in the parking lot.
The woman was taken by EMS to a nearby hospital in a helicopter where she was last reported in critical condition.
The investigation is currently ongoing at this time.
Scene of the Accident
Now, there may be details missing from the report, but the fact that this accident took place in a parking lot does not bode well for the truck driver or the company behind them. Places like parking lots, sidewalks, biking/pedestrian lanes, and marked crosswalks are places where people on foot are protected by the law in most circumstances. Furthermore, how fast was the truck driver going in a parking lot that he couldn’t stop on a dime? Any time I’m in a parking lot, my vehicle is at a nearly idle roll so I can stop, or at least maneuver quickly in the event a pedestrian pops out from between two cars unexpectedly. Considering I’m not a trained driver like the driver of this truck, why were they not being as cautious? Ultimately the trucking company is facing some tough questions, as they should after an accident as preventable as this one seems to be.
— Grossman Law Offices