Suwanee, GA – One Killed in Fatal Seven-Vehicle Crash on I-85

Suwanee, GA (January 12, 2022) – After 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, January 12, a fatal seven-vehicle crash occurred on a highway in Suwanee.

According to Gwinnett County officials, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-85 around the area of McGinnis Ferry Road. Seven vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction collision due to reasons that are still under investigation. In the midst of the accident, a pickup truck struck another vehicle. The accident led to extensive damages to all involved vehicles.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other Suwanee responders were immediately called to the scene to help. The passenger in the vehicle that was struck by the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. It is not known if anyone else was injured in the collision.

Due to the severity of the accident, four lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for some time. Police urged those in the area to use alternate routes until the scene was cleared.

Gwinnett Police will be bringing charges.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Accidents in Georgia 

Lives are taken every day in fatal car accidents throughout the state of Georgia. In just one week’s time, it is estimated that approximately 31 lives are lost as a result of fatal car accidents. This means that hundreds of lives will be lost every year as a result of fatal car accidents within the state. The truth is, these accidents can typically be prevented but continue to occur every year due to the negligence of drivers who share our roads. Facing the aftermath of a fatal accident is never easy for a family. As they are forced to face the loss of a loved one, they may wonder how they will afford to pay bills that pile up caused by the accident. Because of this, a family may need the dedicated help of an attorney on their side.

It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a car accident. As you grieve these losses, you should never have to worry about how the bills will be paid moving forward. Surviving family members and dependents are able to bring a wrongful death claim against a negligent driver. However, it is important to note that these accidents can be incredibly complex in nature. This is why you should be prepared to speak with a skilled Suwanee wrongful death attorney in your time of need.

Suwanee Wrongful Death Attorneys

The aftermath of a fatal accident can impact your life in many ways, which is why our experienced attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you. You may have limited time to file a claim, as well as questions that you cannot answer on your own. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial costs

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, we are here for you every step of the way. Please contact an accident attorney in Suwanee at (888) 579-1790 for more information.

Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.

Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.

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