A motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle and logging truck in Gwinnett County, Georgia Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020, caused the death of one person.
As reported by AccessWDUN.com, “the fatal accident was reported around 7:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-985 south of Woodward Mill Road, which is near the I-85 split.”
“According to the preliminary investigation, the driver of a Kia Sportage, Keith Tumlin – age 45 of Gainesville – struck the back of the logging truck,” according to the AccessWDUN.com report.
According to AJC.com, “[t]he truck’s driver told officers that the wreck took place as he was getting back onto the interstate after pulling over on the shoulder to deal with an equipment issue.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, and depending upon a determination of fault, the family of Keith Tumlin may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for their loss. The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of tractor trailer and motor vehicle claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of Keith Tumlin should retain a law firm without delay to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before this evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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