Dekalb County, GA – Lanes Shut Down After Crash Involving Police Officer
Dekalb, GA (November 4, 2022) – An overnight accident involving a DeKalb County police officer shut down multiple lanes on Interstate 285.
According to investigators, the officers responded to a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 285 at Covington Highway just before one in the morning.
While investigating the accident, officials say that another vehicle traveling in the southbound direction hit a police cruiser with an officer inside.
The officer and the driver were both transported to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.
During the time that officials were investigating the accident, lanes on the southbound side of I-285 were closed.
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Single-Vehicle Accidents in Georgia
“Single-vehicle accidents” are accidents that involve only one vehicle and one driver. Accidents involving a single vehicle occur the vast majority of the time when the vehicle is involved in a collision with another object or is pushed off the road.
Even if there was only one car involved in the accident, it could still end up being extremely hazardous or even fatal despite the fact that there was only one car involved.
Single-vehicle accidents present a number of legal issues. Even when only one vehicle is involved in an accident, it is not always easy to determine who was at fault.
Just because there was only one vehicle involved in the crash does not mean the driver of that vehicle is always solely to blame. For instance:
- Hazardous Road Conditions- It is possible that a defect in the pavement will make it difficult for drivers to keep control of their vehicles, which will, in turn, increase the risk of an accident. Defects can appear on the road in the form of potholes, seams, or building debris that has been abandoned. There is a chance that the person who was responsible for the hazardous road conditions could be held legally liable for the accident.
- Another Driver- Even though there was no other vehicle involved in your accident, it is still possible that another driver could be to blame. If a driver is reckless and they force another vehicle off the road, they could be held accountable for the accident.
- Mechanical Error- Driving a vehicle that contains components that are not operating as they should, creates the potential for putting the driver and others in harm’s way. If your vehicle is experiencing issues with the brakes, steering column, tires, wipers, or airbags, you run the risk of a possible accident. When vehicles do not function as they were intended to, both the people driving them and other drivers are at risk of suffering serious injuries.
These are just some of the situations that can make it so that the driver of a single vehicle is not necessarily to blame for an accident that only involves their vehicle, as in the case of the examples given above.
Do not be hesitant to get in touch with us at The Brown Firm for a free consultation if you believe that a single-vehicle accident you were involved in was the result of the negligence of another party.
Our Car Accident Lawyers have years of experience representing accident victims. During your free consultation, we will determine whether you have a case and how we can best help you recover your losses.
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