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Perry Johnson Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Hawkinsville Road in Macon, GA


Macon, GA — Police identified Perry Johnson as the man who was injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer in Macon, Georgia, on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The accident took place at the intersection of Hawkinsville Road and Liberty Church Road, around 9:30 in the morning.

Kevin Rucker, the driver of the tractor-trailer, had attempted to make a U-turn on Hawkinsville and drove out into the path of Johnson’s Nissan Frontier. Johnson attempted to drive into the left turning lane to avoid an accident, but was unsuccessful and the two vehicle collided.

Emergency workers transported Johnson to Navicent Health. He’s reported to be in stable condition. Police cited Rucker for making an illegal U-turn.

Scene of the Accident

View from the Road

Commentary

Look, I’m not going to act like some doomsday prophet and say that the truck driver involved in this accident should be stripped of his license and never be allowed behind the wheel of a truck again. But he made a very irresponsible decision here — something he should have known was wrong — that put a man’s life in danger, and he needs to be held accountable for it. He was injured, and that’s something the trucking company needs to make right. All to often you see it’s the case and a semi-truck will cause an accident, and the trucking company will do everything it can to push liability off onto some other party, very often the victims themselves. That shouldn’t happen. Commercial truck drivers are held to a high standard because they’re capable of causing so much damage with just a single mistake. And when mistakes happen, especially ones like this, they need to be held accountable for them.

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