11182017Headline:

Atlanta, Georgia

HomeGeorgiaAtlanta

Email Jessica Smagacz Jessica Smagacz on LinkedIn
Jessica Smagacz
Jessica Smagacz
Contributor •

Woman Survives after Driving Underneath a Tractor-Trailer

Comments Off

A woman who was driving on Interstate 75 in Henry County, Georgia drove underneath a tractor-trailer.

She was driving north just before the Interstate exit 676 exit this past Monday around noon. Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton said that the back tired of the truck struck the car, stopping both vehicles.

The female driver, name unavailable, was rescued by emergency workers and taken to Atlanta Medical Center.

According to Bolton, the woman was conscious and alert at the time of the wreck.

This accident created a traffic jam, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution. One northbound lane on I-75 was closed for about an hour so police could clear the wreckage.

This accident is still under investigation. The woman was released on Monday from the hospital.

Do you know what do to if you are in a car accident? As our past post discussed, here is what you need to know if you are in a car accident:

Immediately call the police. When the police arrive, they know exactly what to do. The police will also create a police report after interviewing all witnesses and determining who is at fault.

Make sure everyone else is safe.

Gather information. You must get the other driver’s information such as the vehicle’s VIN number, insurance information, and license plate number.

Seek medical attention/help. Car accidents can cause serious injuries, even injuries that do not arise until much later after the car accident. It is important to see a doctor to evaluate your condition.

If you have a camera, take pictures of the cars involved in the accident.

Call/seek an attorney.

According to Ezine articles, there are several things you MUST not do after you are in a car accident:

Admit fault; leave the scene; wait for insurance companies to contact you or take too much time to call an attorney; sign anything without knowing what the papers say or means.