A motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle and tractor-trailer in Midway, Georgia Thursday morning, March 5, 2020, caused the death of one person.
As reported by CoastalCourier.com, “Joseph Leon Kerr, 62, was traveling south on 95 and had to pull off the interstate south of Exit 76 in Midway when he began to have vehicle trouble…Kerr pulled his 2002 Toyota Corolla onto the grassy shoulder asphalt around 6:55 a.m.”
According to the report, “[w]hile sitting in his vehicle waiting for a tow truck to come recover his vehicle a tractor trailer driver…decided to take a 30 minute break from driving and began to pull onto the shoulder of the interstate.”
WJCL.com is reporting, “[a]s he was pulling over, the front passenger side of his rig struck Kerr’s 2002 Toyota Corolla’s driver’s side, injuring Kerr.”
The victim was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah where he was tragically unable to recover from his injuries, according to the report.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, the family of Joseph Leon Kerr 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 Joseph Leon Kerr 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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