A 24-year-old man died after the van he was driving crashed into a tractor-trailer truck. The tragic South Cobb Drive crash occurred at the I-285 exit and entrance ramps on the night of Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the Cobb Police reported.
Investigations revealed the collision occurred at 9:31 pm. The victim, Angel S. Gomez, of Marietta, was driving a white 2005 Ford Econoline van. He hit the rear of a 53-foot semi-trailer attached to a red 2011 Kenworth t660 truck. A 48-year-old man, Ashraf Omar, of Stockbridge, was driving the semi-trailer.
Following the South Cobb Drive crash, Gomez suffered fatal injuries and died at the crash scene. Meanwhile, Omar did not sustain any injuries. Authorities are still investigating the crash and request anyone with information to contact investigators at 770-499-3987.
Car accidents are common occurrences on roadways. These collisions happen at any time, and one cannot claim to be prepared for one. However, motorists can take extra caution to reduce the risks of accidents happening.
Some of the steps drivers can take to prevent accidents include practicing regular maintenance of their vehicles. They must check for worn out or faulty motor parts and replace them with new and functional ones.
Drivers must always drive carefully, obey all traffic laws, and respect road traffic authorities. They must avoid drinking while driving or driving under the influence. Motorists should avoid operating their mobile phones while driving and should always use their seatbelts or motorbike helmets.
If an accident occurs, avoid panic. Call emergency responders and police. Get treated for your injuries and file an accident report. If you need legal representation after a crash to claim the compensation you deserve, contact a Georgia auto accident attorney at Calvin Smith Law and get all the help you need.