Fatal Wreck Jams I-285 South, Fulton

Fatal Wreck Jams I-285 South, Fulton

There are 12 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Feb 20, 2008, titled Fatal Wreck Jams I-285 South, Fulton. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

A fatal wreck involving two tractor trailers and a pick-up truck has shut down three right lanes of I-285 south between Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and the I-20 west ramp.

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Smyrna, GA

#1 Feb 20, 2008
Too many trucks going too fast. When are we going to get them to slow down? You can't slow a tractor trailer down very quickly so why do the have the same speed limit as cars?

Acworth, GA

#2 Feb 20, 2008
Very Good Question JDP.

Tyrone, GA

#3 Feb 20, 2008
That's true,but what do truckers do when a car cuts over in front of trucks.Alot of people don't know how long it take to stop a truck.i'm out there everyday on 285 a i see people rushing to get in front of trucks,because their in a hurry.everybody including people in cars need to slow down.

Mableton, GA

#4 Feb 20, 2008
If the truck was going too fast, there would have been far more damage!Why do cars cut in front of trucks assuming they will slow down enough not to be hit? Please don't mention how fast cars go, cutting back and forth in traffic causing hard brakeing by us traveling around them! When you look up statistics, trucks have a much safer rate of road safety than cars. Before you blame anyone for this accident, find the facts out! It very well could have been the back truck's fault but, even cars run into each other. I witnessed a fatal accident where a woman in a car cut in between two big trucks that were merely a car length apart, then she preceeded to keep going right into the path of a pickup traveling in the next lane...she killed three of her children all while talking on the phone. She said she was late for a dental appointment. At the scene she blamed it on the big truck, she told the police they "blocked" her vision. I went to court on this and they found her guilty of 3 counts of vechicular homicide, crulety to children, failure to maintain lane, causing a fatal accident, operating a motor vechicle unsafely, and a seatbelt infraction. All of us, cars and trucks, need to heed others traveling along with us on the roads of this great country and give yourself enough time to get where we are going and let multi-tasking stop while we are driving!!

Key West, FL

#6 Feb 20, 2008
This was a family member of mine, and why on earth didn't the truck driver pull towards to the side guard-rail to lesson the impact? Too fast, too long behind the wheel. A no win situaiton. In our hearts and prayers are with him.

United States

#7 Feb 22, 2008
The man killed in this accident works with me. I have ridden in the car with him and he is a very safe driver. He did not cut any one off. He was sitting in traffic at a complete stop waiting to exit the freeway. If somone decides to make a career of driving trucks they need to be more aware and alert. The truck did not even slow down or try to stop when he struck James's vehicle. he had no chance of servival with a truck that size fully loaded. He should be revoked from ever being able to drive again. The company that he works for tried to settle the accident with our company the day after he died. They have no respect for him or his family. He left four children with no father and many friends behind who will miss him dearly.

Mayfield, KY

#8 Aug 24, 2009
i did not know south fulton had a interstate. I285 is that it? and where is it?

Martin, TN

#9 Nov 6, 2009
Yeah where is it. I'm from there and haven't heard of that interstate ever in my life.
sf citizen

Bowling Green, KY

#10 Nov 23, 2009
sunshine wrote:
Yeah where is it. I'm from there and haven't heard of that interstate ever in my life.
according to the map it is Atlanta Georga to South Carolina.
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Hendersonville, NC

#11 Nov 23, 2009
sf citizen wrote:
<quoted text>according to the map it is Atlanta Georga to South Carolina.
It is the loop around Atlanta also known as the Watermelon 500.
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Hendersonville, NC

#12 Nov 23, 2009
Fulton County,Ga
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Hendersonville, NC

#13 Nov 23, 2009
It has always been called The Watermelon 500 on welfare check day.

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