Accident Closes I-75 Northbound in Ba...

Accident Closes I-75 Northbound in Bartow County

There are 9 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Sep 28, 2007, titled Accident Closes I-75 Northbound in Bartow County. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

An overturned vehicle accident has closed I-75 northbound in Bartow County. The accident is just south of Exit 283 .

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Wise Guy

Atlanta, GA

#1 Sep 28, 2007
Was THIS one caused by a Swift truck, too? In my experience, they usually are.

I do hope all involved are o.k. and not hurt. Let's be careful drivers out there!
Troll

Kennesaw, GA

#2 Sep 28, 2007
That stretch of I-75 is cursed. Hopefully everyone is ok.

Since: Sep 07

Atlanta, GA

#3 Sep 28, 2007
I hope everyone is OK, too.

What is up with the tractor trailer accidents lately?!?
stokes

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Sep 28, 2007
Is this wreck a result of someone getting to close to the edge and falling off the 2-3foot drop that is casue by construction!? Most of the overturned wrecks in this strecth have been a result of construction leavign 2-3 foot drop off and not making it safe how is this allowed?? They need to look at their construction procedures that have casue lifes!!
Wise Guy

Atlanta, GA

#5 Sep 28, 2007
Whitney - Atlanta wrote:
I hope everyone is OK, too.
What is up with the tractor trailer accidents lately?!?
These transport companies are hiring green truck drivers. I would invite any veteran trucker to provide some prospective on this issue. I am willing to listen to them.
LLC

Norcross, GA

#6 Sep 28, 2007
stokes wrote:
Is this wreck a result of someone getting to close to the edge and falling off the 2-3foot drop that is casue by construction!? Most of the overturned wrecks in this strecth have been a result of construction leavign 2-3 foot drop off and not making it safe how is this allowed?? They need to look at their construction procedures that have casue lifes!!
Exactly. I live in Kingston and travel this rout daily. that 2-3 foot dropoff is insane. I had a flat tire last week at night coming thru thias section and almost got rear-ended because there was nowhere to get off the road.

Since: Sep 07

Conyers, GA

#7 Sep 28, 2007
Wise Guy wrote:
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These transport companies are hiring green truck drivers. I would invite any veteran trucker to provide some prospective on this issue. I am willing to listen to them.
Look everyone has to start some where. Just when does a driver become a vet? I have seen some greenies able to drive better than vets! Why is it before the details come out it is always assumed the truck driver is at fault?? I drive every day up and down these road in my tractor trailor and I always hate to pass people pulling a trailor or old folks driving campers!(Im sure most truck drivers will agree these people and pulling trailors and campers are scary)
dennie

Marietta, GA

#8 Sep 28, 2007
It looks like the highway dept hasn't learned any lessons about safety on the highway. They got off scott free after the bus crash last year. How ignorant to have a sign above the exit ramp that had an arrow pointing towards the left and slightly up and the diamond emblem (HOV lane) right next to it. DUUUUUUUH. It's a wonder there weren't accidents everyday. Did anybody else notice how fast they took that offramp sign down? I saw what the problem was the first moment they flashed it on the screen. I guess they had to get rid of the sign before the out of state-victims could realize what was the cause of that accident.
If I had to travel along those 2-3ft drop offs everyday, I would have a good lawyer all lined up just in case.
Dave

Marietta, GA

#9 Nov 8, 2011
I saw this accident happen and it was caused by reckless driving on the part of the people involved in the accident- trying to pass on the shoulder going over 90 mph. Not smart and they are lucky to be alive if they survive.

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