Just days ago Danyal Holley, a newlywed from Woodstock was traveling with her new husband when she was killed in a tragic tractor-trailer accident. The accident took place on Interstate 285 in Fulton County in Atlanta. Following the accident all south bound lanes of 285 were blocked for several hours.
Mrs. Holley’s husband was injured in the crash and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital following the accident in which a tractor trailer rig attempted to change lanes and struck the Nissan Sentra being driven by Mrs. Holley. He sustained only minor injuries. (article by Kansas City injury attorneys at Brown Chiari)
According to police at the scene, the tractor trailer driver, Jack Parsons, was attempting to change lanes when he struck Holley’s car and send it careening in to the guardrail. Holley lost control and crossed in to the opposite lane of 285, where she was struck by the cab of another big truck traveling north bound.
We can only imagine the pain and anguish Holley’s new husband must be feeling at this time. Parsons, the driver of the truck that truck the Nissan initially, was charged with second degree vehicular homicide and improper lane change. This charge is a misdemeanor, so it is likely that he will receive up to one year in jail. Unless it is found that Parsons was driving under the influence of alcohol or other illegal substances, it is doubtful that he will serve any jail time.
A wrongful death lawsuit may be the only justice or relief that Holley’s husband may seek in this case.
Tractor trailer accidents are often devastating, as was certainly the case in this accident. Up against a huge truck, a small car such as a Nissan stands little chance of coming out without serious injuries or worse where occupants are concerned.
The O’Connor Law Firm is a team of Kansas City truck accident lawyers dedicated to protecting the rights of victims involved in accidents with tractor trailer rigs and other large commercial trucks. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case.