Lewis Lopez, a 27-year-old man, drove a semi tractor trailer over a guardrail last March 20, according to a news report by WTOC.com. The accident occurred on I-75 in Cook County and the troopers from Georgia State Patrol were called to the scene at around 8:40 a.m.
The report further revealed that Lopez was operating the truck on the outer lane, and as he was trying use Exit 37 to leave the interstate, he hit a guardrail due to his high rate of speed. His truck went into the embankment and halted after the cab jumped over the guardrail. The truck was retrieved and towed by two other trucks. Lopez was extricated from the vehicle by responders and did not sustain any life threatening injuries.
After determining Lopez was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash, police charged him with “failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions, and a seat belt violation”.
Fortunately, this reckless driving resulted in an accident that did not cause anyone harm. However, this is not always the case as trucks often cause damaging incidents that result in the injury of others. In Atlanta, if you have been a victim of reckless truck drivers, please do not hesitate speaking with our truck accident lawyers at Ausband & Dumont. Call our office today at (404) 812-0051.