Accidents involving semi trucks and cars usually don't turn out well for those in the car, often simply due to the weight disparity. On Interstate 75 near Cartersville this week, that turned out to be the case for the driver of a Ford Mustang.
According to news sources, a truck accident with injuries occurred when the trailer on a semi truck tipped over and landed on a Ford Mustang driven by an unidentified individual.
The accident took place on the southbound exit ramp number 283 at about 6:20 a.m. There was no mention of speed or alcohol involved in the crash. The injured driver of the car was taken to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were described as non-life-threatening. The truck driver was not injured.
If one were to examine the photo of the accident scene, it seems remarkable that the driver was not fatally injured.
The reason for the trailer tipping is under investigation. Occasionally a tractor trailer load will tip if there is a load shift. However, in this case the truck driver maintains that the Mustang was somehow caught on the axel of the trailer, thereby pulling the weight over on top of the car.
When there is an accident with a personal injury, and negligence is involved, the negligent party may be held liable for damages including pain and suffering. In this case, accident reconstruction experts may be needed to determine the cause of the truck accident, especially if the truck driver and Mustang driver's accounting of the incident differs.
Source: The Daily Tribune News, "Semi overturns on car," May 1, 2012